Winter Vinecki lost her dad at age nine. She now runs for him, and aspires to be the youngest person to run a marathon on every continent. Can you say inspiring?
At age 9, I completed my first Olympic-distance triathlon in less than four hours – a distance many said I was too young for. It would be the last race where my dad would ever meet me at the finish line.
His death fueled my passion and determination in a way very few athletes might experience. Since losing my dad, I have become not only a two-time IronKids triathlon national champion but also an ambassador to the sport of triathlon. I love inspiring youth across America to live an active, positive and healthy lifestyle and to race not only for themselves but for a cause.
Let’s wish Winter the best of luck on her races and travels! Read her incredible story here.