Everything is better when we tri2gether
As an initiative under Joseph Maley Fitness, tri2gether pairs individuals with disabilities between the ages of six and 21 with a group of experienced triathletes. The athletes with disabilities are known as the captains, while the experienced triathletes are their crew. The crew pushes and pulls the captain in specially designed kayaks and running/racing wheelchairs. Together they train for and then compete in a variety of triathlons around central Indiana.
tri2gether provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity to participate in exciting and challenging athletic events that they might not otherwise be able to be involved with. It gives crew members the joy of being able to say, “My hero always beats me by a second.” tri2gether imparts a bond between the captain and crew through socialization, connection, and celebration of each other’s accomplishments. The teamwork and togetherness felt reminds us that it is always better when we tri2gether.
In 2019, tri2gether participated in their first triathlon at the Eagle Creek Sprint Tri on June 8, and their second triathlon on July 28, 2019 at the Tuxedo Brothers Tri-Indy in downtown Indianapolis. If you are interested in donating to our tri2gether initiative please do so on this platform.