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Exceeding Expectations Team

at the

Challenged Athlete Foundation Triathlon

November 5, 2006






The team during a tense chess match the night before, camping out

in David Brenner's house in Cardiff.

Jose Lopez (standing), Edgar Orozco and Vianey Barrios on the couch,

Isi Ibarra facing away and Nik Keller about to put his

rook in jeopardy.



The race venue in La Jolla, California.



Annual tradition: pre-race introduction of the challenged athletes


Many-time Olympic swimming medalist Amanda Beard



This fellow had his lower left leg bitten off by a shark last year.

Today is his first venture back into the ocean.


Twenty wounded soldiers from the Iraq war participated.



Isi and Vianey supervise.



So does Robin Williams.



Angling for a good viewing spot.



And they're off!



Cherie and the girls observe from a high vantage point.

Each of the five kids ran a half marathon (13.1 miles) for a team 

of challenged athletes, so they had time to kill until the

swim and bike legs were completed.



The boys after the race.



And the whole team, complete with bubble gum.


A splendid time was had by all!
(They all had good half marathon times, too.)