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Annemarie du LeBohn has overcome challenges throughout her life that inspire us to defy the odds. She is survivor of rape before there were women’s shelters and support groups. With no resources or support Annemarie lived with confusion, shame and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - that is till she turned 49. That's when she choose to transform her mind by taking on the world's toughest endurance race - Ironman.
No doubt Ironman is physical. Athletes have 17-hours to swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run 26.2 miles - totaling 140.6 miles.
However, to finish Ironman athletes must also discipline the mind. So Annemarie worked to transform her mind. The goal - race Ironman without one negative thought.
This transformation taught Annemarie how to live in the moment, and it brought her journey full circle - filling her with peace, acceptance and forgiveness.
Now Annemarie is a sought after speaker who shares how to develop a peaceful and powerful mindset. She has spoken on a TED stage, with women's groups, trade associations and corporate training workshops. Plus she intertwines her passion for corporate social responsibility along the way.
Annemarie will continue her inspiring and healing journey by racing the HITS Napa triathlon. It's in April 2014, and she would appreciate your support. For example, the cost of renting a wetsuit/racing wheels, traveling, and lodging is more than $1,000. That doesn't include training costs, i.e., masters swim memberships, tri/running clubs, shoes, gear, food, bike repair/maintenance etc.
Annemarie is turning to the Dreamfuel community seeking funds to support her journey, to share her story, and to inspire people along the way.
25% of all funds received beyond the goal will be donated to The Challenged Athletes Foundation.