Facing a challenge takes courage, facing that same challenge for the benefit of others takes Heart. Team CHM athletes will face one of the greatest challenges in sports when they begin the 140.6 mile journey to the IRONMAN Wisconsin finishline in September 2016. Each athlete will put forth their greatest physical effort to make it through 2.4 miles of swimming, 112 miles of biking, and a full marathon - 26.2 miles or running, all without stopping - and in less than 17 hours. To get to the finishline of an IRONMAN takes months of focused preperation, and a mental toughness to push beyond the limits of what seems possible.
Each Team CHM racer has chosen to make their personal journey to the IRONMAN Wisconsin finishline about more than themselves - they are racing to End Blindness caused by CHM. CHM is a rare inherited eye disease that leads to blindness. Thousands of people in the United States are being robbed of their vision each day, as they face this disease, which has no cure. Yet through the efforts of Team CHM and a number of leading researchers - there is finally hope. Today the first treatment for CHM is being tested in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. This treatment could halt vision loss, saving the sight of people impacted by CHM. It is believed that this treatment could help launch similar treatments in many other blinding eye conditions, potentially helping to preserve the vision of millions of people.
Team CHM racers know that they have a major impact on research, and that their superhuman efforts to get to the IRONMAN Wisconsin finishline will help bring the world's first treatment for blindness caused by CHM to the thousands of people who need it. Each Team CHM athlete races with vision, and by racing to help those who are facing blindness, these athletes are also racing with Heart.
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