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He Competes, Others Win



    East Bay Triathlete Competes, 6-Year-Old Girl Wins

    Like many triathletes, Jonathan Rigby first started racing to prove something to himself. Eleven Ironmans later, he's done that. Now, it's time to race for someone else. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012)

    Jonathan Rigby never saw things more clearly than the day his doctor told him his eyesight was deteriorating.

    Jonathan had been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 18, but had not made controlling his disease a priority. His doctors words changed that.

    Training for triathlons became the central part of a new, healthy lifestyle for the 45-year-old CEO of a development stage pharmaceutical company.

    Eleven Ironmans later, Jonathan has proven to himself, as well as anyone else, that a diabetic life is not a diminished one.

    Now that he's made himself healthy through triathlons, it's time help others do the same.

    Watch how Jonathan is helping others, above.

    If you would like to support Jonathan's efforts to help children like Kylie you can learn more at  http://www.triforkids.org/ .