13:46 – First Person with MS crosses line in an Ironman
Below is a note from Jenny Hopkins – the first person with MS to cross the line at an Ironman. At Ironman Lake Placid she finished in 13 hours and 46 minutes – extremely impressive! It is amazing what is possible when you dream big!!
I had a dream to cross the finish line at Ironman Lake Placid while raising money for the MS Society of Canada’s End MS Campaign.
My original fundraising goal was $5,000. However, due to the extra ordinary generosity of 178 donors, including you, the final tally is $10,795 (and counting). I am so thankful to you all.
Last Sunday at 7am, I felt the strength of all your good wishes and support as I heard the starting pistol and plunged into the water to begin the race. Thirteen hours and forty-six minutes later, I experienced both the relief and sheer exhilaration of achieving my long held dream – to cross the finish line.
Many thought that my dream was not possible and there were times when I wondered myself. However, the desire to fight this disabling disease and to possibly bring hope and encouragement to others quelled my misgivings.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for helping me make my dream a reality.