Meet Team Sharsheret US Ironman Triathlon Champion Joel Matalon
Tammy Bryk, a beloved client and friend told me about Sharsheret, an organization supporting young Jewish women and their families of all backgrounds, facing breast cancer. This year Sharsheret offered coveted spots for the first ever 2012 Ironman US Championship NY/NJ race. Instead of securing my own slot, I have chosen to join Team Sharsheret and make what I love to do more meaningful – RACING while raising money to help others. I listened to Tammy, a committed Sharsheret volunteer, because she is a constant inspiration to me. Together, Tammy and I successfully completed the 2010 ING Miami Marathon. When I think of her energy and enthusiasm I am motivated to keep pushing even harder.
Over the past 16 years I have primarily raced outside of NY. I’ve done the 2010 Ironman in Canada, 2008 Ironman Kentucky, and 7 other triathlons. I’ve ran 17 marathons in the United States, Canada,South America and Europe. I plan on competing in marathons in Detroit, Michigan, in Hamburg, Germany, and Tel Aviv, Israel. I’m most interested in the Ironman US Championship NY/NJ so that my supporters can come out and watch me race and put Chi Running, the running method that I teach to clients all around the world to practice, for all to see.
Please support me by adopting at least a mile of the swimming, biking and running that I must complete for the 2012 Ironman US Championship NY/NJ. Help me reach each of the 140.6 miles and reach my personal goal of raising $14,060 to support Sharsheret’s programs and services that they provide at no cost to thousands reaching out to Sharsheret for support. Any and all donations are much appreciated.