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Team FOX BUSINESS takes on the Aquaphor 2013 NYC Triathlon
Event Details (2013)
FOX Business Network, a consistent supporter of Building Homes for Heroes®, carried out a day of athleticism, patriotism and fun by participating in the 2013 Aquaphor New York City Triathlon on July 14. The team of Fox Business Network anchor Liz Claman, political consultant and frequent Fox News contributor Christopher Hahn, and Fox Business Network anchor Cheryl Casone secured sponsors and raised more than $50,000 to support Building Homes for Heroes®!
Despite intense heat and extreme humidity, Cheryl took on the extraordinary challenge of the 1500m swim in the Hudson River, Liz cycled 40 kilometers along Manahattan's West Side highway and into the Bronx, and Chris completed the 10k run through Central Park! The team finished in a very impressive 36th place in its division, which had 131 entries.
It's the third consecutive year that Ms. Claman, a long-time supporter of Building Homes for Heroes®, has raised funds for the organization through her participation in the triathlon. She's made a remarkable impact on Building Homes for Heroes® effort to gift 30 homes per year to veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Building Homes for Heroes® would like to thank Liz, Chris, Cheryl, and the FOX Business Network for their incredible effort, and for their support of the brave men and women of the military.
Last Year's Event (2012)
On Sunday, June 8, 2012, FOX'S Business Network anchor Liz Claman, a tremendous supporter of Building Homes for Heroes® and Chris Hahn, FOX News contributor and political strategist, participated in the Aquaphor New York City Triathlon. Liz and Chris secured sponsors and named Building Homes for Heroes® as the recipient of their sponsor's donations for the second consecutive year. In 2011, $42,000 was raised to assist military families through this event.
The event consists of a 1500m swim, a 40k bike ride, and a 10k run. With temperatures soaring above 90 degrees, participants braved the waters of the Hudson River, cycled along the West Side Highway, and then put their running shoes on for a run through New York's famed Central Park. Liz and Chris joined forces in this grueling event, with Liz cycling the 40 kilometers, and Chris handling the running and swimming. Over 3,500 participated in the event. Team Liz and Chris finished in 10th place in their division! Building Homes for Heroes® would like to thank Liz and Chris for their incredible effort, and for their continuous support of the men and women of the military.