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300-mile run to support a Utah para-athlete

Posted at 1:30 PM, Jul 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-31 15:30:39-04

Three runners, 300 miles to support a Utah man who can no longer run.

Ben Light of Heber City, Utah, Michael McKnight of Logan, Utah and Dax Hock of Boise, Idaho created a 300-mile route they dubbed the 'Utah BRAWL 300' an acronym for Bear River And Wasatch Linkup, to support para-athlete, Austin Patten, attain his goal of completing an Ironman Triathlon.

In August 2019, Austin, a Utah-based triathlete, was hit by a car while riding his bike as he trained for an upcoming Ironman event. The accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Less than a year later, Austin restarted his training and is determined to complete the full-length Ironman distance as a para-athlete.

On July 20th the trio of runners ran the 300 miles from the shores of Bear Lake in Fish Haven, Idaho to Soldier Hollow in Midway, Utah and now they are raising funds to purchase Austin the required para-triathlete racing wheelchair and to provide specialized coaching for his new challenges.

They`re asking you to join in and support Austin, too!

You can donate to support Austin on Facebook or
If donating on Intermountain Tri make sure to include "For Austin Patten".