Athletes from Bucks County along with Unified partners, coaches, family and friends participated in the Rocky Balboa Run.View Story ▼On a chilly November morning a week after fall fest 11 athletes from Bucks County along with unified partners, coaches, family and friends participated in the Rocky Balboa Run to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania Philly. The event featured a 5k and a 10 mile race. All the athletes did the 5k and 7 of the athletes ran both the 5k and 10 miler collecting the Italian Stallion Challenge medal of running the length of 13.1 miles or a half marathon. Running the 5k was Kaelene Ponak, Ken Renson, Karl Dickersbach, Billy Rigefsky, Kevin Grow, Nick Caywood. Athletes, Unified Partners, and Coaches competing in the 13.1 mile challenge were Nic Canup, Dominique O'Hanlon, Chris Griffith, Erik Griffith, Harrison Bell, Tim Damiani, Brynn Zwickel, Tom Delaney, & Chris Thompson - who paced Chris Griffith to a 22 minute 5k and a 1:20:00 in the 10 miler placing 3rd in his age group. I am so proud of these athletes for all of their accomplishments. They definitely have the eye of the tiger and the heart of champions.
About Tim Damiani:Coach for Bucks County Special Olympics for Athletics and Long Distance Running and WalkingView less ▲