PI Finished First In Age Group
Valley View, TX – June 22, 2014, David Brumley, an Immunodeficient Patient, finished first in his age group at the Tri Shop Disco x-50 Triathlon put on by Dallas Athletes Racing. This feat may not appear extraordinary for the average age grouper, but David has a rare form of Primary Immunodeficiency called CVID. This marks the first age group win for David.
After battling through an asthma attack in the midst of a rough lake swim with nearly 2 foot high waves, he found himself at the back of the field. He stated, “There where moments when I contemplated just backing off and going for the finish as easy as possible.” Once on the bike things didn’t get any easier. Cyclist were met with strong winds and rain on rough country roads. Several athletes had to work thorough flats and bike crashes throughout the morning. David used the tough conditions to his advantage (through mental discipline) and worked his way back up to the front of his age group with only a couple of competitors ahead of him. On the run he took the lead at around the half way point and stayed strong for the win.
“I know that my Immunodeficiency limits my ability and never expected to be able to sit at the top of my age group,” David stated.
Primary Immunodeficiency is incurable, life debilitating and chronic. It can make a person feel like a victim without hope. It is because of this that David started TriForBetter as a way to share his story and raise awareness along the way. He would like to speak with you about his experience and how we can let the people in our community know about PI.
“Life with chronic illness possesses it’s limitations, but that doesn’t mean you have to give up on life. It simply means you have to recalibrate your expectations and find a different path to your goals.”
What’s next for David and TriForBetter? He will spend the next couple months getting ready for Ironman Louisville. We invite you to join him on this journey at http://TriForBetter.com and on social media at http://Facebook.com/TriForBetter
About David Brumley
David got into triathlon in 2008 after his 3-year-old daughter asked one night, “Dad, when are you going to be sick no more?” Devastated by the reality he and his family found themselves in, he agreed to be his wife’s training partner and race with her in a sprint triathlon. After several years of many physical highs and lows he is now dedicating 2014 to helping others find their better. Full story at http://primaryimmune.org/man-living-with-pi-competes-in-triathlons-strives-to-be-better/
About Primary Immunodeficiency
Primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI) are a group of more than 250 rare, chronic disorders in which part of the body’s immune system is missing or functions improperly. While not contagious, these diseases are caused by hereditary or genetic defects. Some types affect a single part of the immune system; others may affect one or more components of the system. To learn more about PI please visit http://primaryimmune.org/about-primary-immunodeficiencies
TriForBetter aims to inspire, equip and encourage those living with primary immunodeficiency to actively pursue a better quality of life through positive lifestyle changes. It’s all about helping people find their better. David Brumley started TriForBetter as an initiative to inspire others through his involvement in endurance events. David has a Primary Immunodeficiency called CVID. Since it’s inception many living with PI have been inspired to get active and pursue a better quality of life. http://triforbetter.com