Thursday, April 10 through Saturday, April 12, 2008
(Race Day: April 13 at 7 am)
VALLEY FORGE, Pa., April 3, 2008 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO/ WHAT: "Iron Andy" Holder, an Ironman Arizona competitor who was
diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 36, will participate in
this Sunday's triathlon to encourage others who have chronic
conditions such as diabetes to properly manage their condition
and to live without limits.
After his diagnosis in 2005, Andy was determined not to let the
disease hold him back and then decided to become an Ironman
competitor -- an extraordinary test of strength, will and
In the past year, Andy has traveled around the country to
inspire others in the "Living Without Limits" campaign,
including a group of military personnel from Vandenberg Air
Force Base in California. Three officers, who have trained
since meeting Andy last year, will compete with him at Ironman
The Ironman competition requires Andy to swim 2.4 miles, bike
112 miles and run a full marathon of 26.2 miles. His ultimate
goal is to swim, bike and run his way to the Ironman World
Championship held every October in Kona, Hawaii.
WHEN: Thursday, April 10 -- Saturday, April 12
10:00 am -- 3:00 pm (Call to schedule an interview)
WHERE: Ironman Village
Tempe Beach Park
WHY: Iron Andy travels around the country bringing his inspiring
message to hundreds of people living with chronic conditions.
With the Good Neighbor Pharmacy network of community
pharmacists, Andy is spreading the message of "Managing
Diabetes: Living Without Limits."
Not everyone with diabetes can become an Ironman competitor,
but by following Andy's example of exercising, eating right and
closely monitoring his condition, people with diabetes or other
chronic conditions can lead healthy, productive lives -- and
live without limits.
Andy is available for interviews on April 11 and 12. To
schedule an interview, call Nora Beger at
AmerisourceBergen/Good Neighbor Pharmacy at 610-727-2384. For
further information about Andy, visit
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