On Sunday, October 25th, 2009 in Austin, Texas, the twenty women of the 70.3 Triathlon Team of Team WILD: Women Inspiring Life with Diabetes, participated in the Longhorn 70.3. Fifteen of the women have Type 1 diabetes, one woman has Type 2 diabetes and five of the women are Type 3, supporters of women with diabetes.
Seven of the team members live and work in the Denver/Boulder metro area! In addition, the Head coach, Yoli Casas, and the Sports Nutritionist and Diabetes Educator, Marcey Robinson, live here in Colorado!
Team WILD is the first team in the world to use virtual team training, coaching, medical support, and camaraderie to prepare teams of women with diabetes. They train for specific events ranging from 5k’s to Iron distance Events.
There are 23.6 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.8% of the population, who have diabetes. Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not produce or properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone that is needed to convert sugar, starches, and other foods into energy needed for daily life.
This was Team WILD’s inaugural endurance event and the first time an organized team of women with diabetes has ever participated in a triathlon.
For more information or to schedule and interview, please contact Mari Ruddy, Team Founder at email@example.com.
I had the pleasure of meeting 3 women affiliated with this organization. Their stories are amazing, their lives are touching, and their ambition is definitely inspiring….