#deaffriendly IRONMAN Ready. Set. Go

Posted by: Staff Writer on Oct. 7, 2016

Tomorrow, Deaf Ironman Contestant Vladimir (Vlad) Schmidt will take on his greatest Ironman Challenge yet, the World Championship in Kona. This is his first time attempting the World Championship and he is surrounded by fans cheering him on, those on the island, those who have flown in from the mainland and those from afar. Deaf and hearing fans all over the world including Russia, Germany and Canada and waiting and will be watching with the rest of the world.

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Vlad and 2,368 contestants will tackle a 2.4-mile Roughwater Swim, 112 miles of Biking and a 26.2-mile Marathon around the coast of Kona beginning October 8th, 2016 at 6:55 am Hawaii Time (that's 9:55 am PST, 12:55 EST).

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√  Follow the race updates live on the official Ironman website.

√  Track Vlad’s progress individually here.

√  Follow our updates on our Instagram and Facebook pages.
√  Contribute to his GoFundMe page for his pre and post race recovery expenses.

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#teamVLAD #deaffriendly #IRONMAN2016

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