Can participating in a triathlon help feed hungry children around the world? It certainly can.
On August 13, 2017, Josh Page-Wood, co-director of Feeding The Nations, will take part in the Ironman 70.3 Steelhead triathlon in Benton Harbor, MI. Josh has never swam more than 25 yards or biked more than 15 miles or ran more than 7 miles. So why is he doing an Ironman?
“Because of my day job,” he said. “Being co-director of FTN, I see stories and pictures of kids around the world who don’t have much to eat, if anything. One day I was watching my two boys. They have a nice house to live in, clothes to wear and plenty of food to eat. Suddenly I had the saddening thought of how so many kids are given so little in life.”
That moment stirred something in Josh; it motivated him to action. “I want to do more than sit at my desk and work logistics. I want to do something tangible.”
So Josh set a goal. He will spend seven months training for a race with durations he has never completed individually, let alone all together. He will swim 1.2 miles, bike 56 miles and then run 13.1 miles all with the purpose of feeding hungry children.
His ultimate goal is to raise $20,000 for Feeding The Nations and all we do to bring the abundance of the developed world to those in critical need around the world.
If Josh reaches that goal, that could provide 500,000 meals! Or, put another way, that could feed 685 children 2 meals a day for an entire year!
Help make that possible by donating today. Simply click the button below and choose “#TRI2FEED Ironman Triathlon.”