Where There's A Wheel, There's A Way.
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AUG 11, 2016 — To the hundreds of athletes, volunteers, friends and supporters of The Kyle Pease Foundation and its mission for inclusion of athletes of all abilities – Thank You!
To the decision makers of the Ironman Brand, The World Triathlon Corporation, The Wanda Group, and Chairman Wang Jianlin – Thank You!
My name is Jim Blackburn and I am the sole creator of this change.org petition. The massive outpouring of support and kindness generated from this effort has hopefully gone a long way towards spreading the message of inclusion in a positive and respectful way.
Specifically, for Brent and Kyle, while it does not look like racing Kona is in the cards for this year, hopefully everyone involved will watch these amazing brothers a little closer and realize that when they set out to do something, they do it with dignity, class, and the utmost respect for their fellow athletes and for the organizers of the events they participate in.
To some, doorways are no big deal - just walk up to them, open them, and walk through. At a young age I was taught to always open doors for others. As individuals, businessmen, executives, and yes, event promoters, it is imperative that we work daily to open doors and provide accessibility and inclusion to all people of all abilities.
I truly believe this; Brent and Kyle Pease will compete Ironman Kona someday soon and, most importantly, Brent and Kyle will finish Ironman Kona in record time with dignity, class, and the utmost appreciation for those who helped them get to the finish line.
As athletes, volunteers, friends, and supporters of The Kyle Pease Foundation and it's mission for inclusion of athletes of all abilities, we want Brent and Kyle Pease to have the opportunity to compete at the Ironman World Championships in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 8, 2016.
Brent and Kyle have done great things, they continue their work to improve the lives of others, and have the ability together to advocate for inclusion of physically challenged athletes worldwide.
Brent and Kyle are an inspiration to many because of their success in completing, as a tandem team, multiple endurance events - including both full and half Ironman distance events - Together they ARE "Ironmen" - Together they are marathoners - Together they are determined to impact the lives of many.
The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii is close to a reality, and like many tandem teams that have competed in this event, Brent and Kyle are ready for the call and the opportunity to shine by competing and completing the 140.6 mile journey.
Respectfully we ask that Ironman, The World Triathlon Corporation, The Wanda Group, and Chairman Wang Jianlin grant entry into the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii on October 8, 2016.
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