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Here's a great idea from KT Taper Elif C that we thought we'd pass on. She writes:
"For the last Disneyland Half Marathon I wanted yellow Minnie shoes to go with my running costume but didn't want to spray paint my brand new shoes. I brainstormed for a good while before I found the most perfect solution: as I was using yellow KT Tape on my knee it hit me and I taped my shoes. Worked like a charm. It breathes and doesn't leave any residue on your shoes. with so many colors to choose from you can match your shoes to virtually any running costume. Its perfect!! I posted pictures on Facebook for my running friends to try out too and everyone loves it. LOVE KT Tape!!!"
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In October, I was 1 of 3 rookies invited to participate in US National Team Trials. After 4 races (2 in Lake Placid, NY, and 2 in Park City, UT) I was placed on the North American Cup race circuit. I was given a race in Whistler BC and 2 races in Lake Placid. I placed 9th in Whistler, and 4th and 5th in Lake Placid.At the end of the season, the US National Championships were held, and after 2 days of racing, I finished 5th. It was an exciting and productive season, as I got to train and race on two new tracks (Whistler and Park City). I am looking ahead to next season, and hoping I will once again be invited to Team Trials and can improve my standing so I can earn even more races on the North American Cup circuit or perhaps even jump up to the Europa Cup circuit.
I am proud to be sponsored by KT Tape. I consider it to be an extension of my body, perhaps family!! I am often mummified in it!
I started in Triathlon not knowing how addicted I would get to the sport, or the medical issues that I would face. I was always slow, often the last finisher. I was proud of being that fat girl that finished triathlons, but it wasnt enough. I started writing a blog and it turned out to be a great venue for other women just like me, overweight and/or facing just normal lifes issues!
Six years later and countless (albeit slow) races under my belt including a Half Ironman and an ultra distance Aquabike, I decided it time to step it up with Ironman Florida and my second go at a large fundraising ride; Pan Mass Challenge. The PMC is a 192 mile bike ride across MA to benefit cancer research and care. I raised over $7,000 last time and I hope to do the same this time. I ride in honor of my friends courageous four year old who is has been fighting the good fight since she was 18 months old! I will ride and advocate until no children have to even know what the word Cancer means!
I have unique fundraisers to tackle part of the $4500 minimum contribution! I am holding an everybody wins raffle at TriMania, pay $20 for a ticket and win a prize worth at least $20. It is a ton of work, but worth it because 100% of rider donations go directly to care and research and we need to find a cure for cancer.
In addition to my fitness and fundraising goals, I have become an active advocate for EDS. I have the rare genetic disorder (EDS) Ehlers Danlos Syndrome which is a connective tissue disorder and it affects me by subluxing bones and straining muscles all the time. It makes athletics difficult in general, but KT Tape has become my lifeline! I even had an episode where K TTAPE saved my bike! During an aquabike Ultra race, my aerobar pad fell off and I just used a piece of KT TAPE to hold it together!
I am even known to randomly tape people in pain. A friend had just crossed an Ironman distance Triathlon with excruciating Plantar Fasciitis; I had some in my bag and asked if I could tape his foot. He made a face because I offered to touch is foot after 10 hrs and 140.6 miles of racing! The end result was great though, the next day he had no pain! I love that!
I dont know how I lived before KT Tape, it now always has a coveted spot in my bike pocket, or hydration pack, I never know when I might need it!
Thank you KT Tape!
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KT TAPE ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF US PRO TRIATHLETE TIMOTHY ODONNELL Boulder, CO August 22, 2012 KT TAPE, the leading brand of kinesiology Elastic Sports tape, used to treat and prevent hundreds of common injuries, today announced its sponsorship of US Pro Triathlete Timothy ODonnell. TO joins a sponsored athlete roster that includes three-time Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, and professional athletes from team, racquet, water, outdoor, and endurance sports. We are excited to add Timothy ODonnell to our roster of KT Tape-sponsored athletes, said John MacKay, CEO of KT Tape. "Triathletes test the boundaries of human endurance. KT Tape enables them to go the distance, both in and out of the water, without being sidelined by injuries and pain. Timothy ODonnell will be a great ambassador for the KT Tape brand in triathlon. KT Tape successfully helped me quickly recover from race-related injuries earlier this season, said Timothy ODonnell, US 70.3 Pro Champion triathlete. With my training build leading up to the Vegas and Kona world championships under way, KT Tape is an essential accessory! About KT Tape KT Tape is an elastic sports tape used by professional athletes, Olympians, and everyday people to provide pain relief and support for hundreds of common injuries. It is lightweight, 100% natural, and comfortable to wear so it won't slow you down. Developed by Utah-based Lumos Inc., KT Tape is the only consumer brand of kinesiology tape widely available at over 11,000 locations in the US & Canada and 40 countries world-wide. For more information, visit www.kttape.com or the KT Tape Facebook page.
About Timothy ODonnell Timothy O'Donnell is recognized as one of the world's top professional triathletes. TO is the current Ironman 70.3 US Pro Champion. TO has won multiple 70.3 Championships, and ITU World Championships. For more information, visit www.TimothyODonnell.com or visit Timothy ODonnells Facebook page . For further information, contact: fortyninegroup, LLC e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 212.246.7049
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