Teri Griege: Powered By Hope

3 09 2014

We’re thrilled to have Teri Griege at the store for a special event On October 7!


October 7


Fleet Feet Sports

4530 Poplar in Laurelwood

Come meet Teri Griege, author, Kona finisher, triathlete and cancer survivor at this one-of-a-kind event.  Hear her inspirational story and have the opportunity to chat with her and have her sign her newly-released book. A portion of proceeds from the evening will also benefit a local cancer charity, The Pink Wig.

The event is free and open to everyone.

About Teri:

Teri completed Ironman Louisville in 2008 and missed qualifying for the World Championship by just five minutes. Even more determined, she returned to training. Throughout the next year, Teri suffered minor injuries and was unusually sluggish and tired, but she attributed that to overtraining. When she completed Ironman Louisville in 2009 ten minutes slower than the prior year, she was certain something was wrong. Her suspicions were confirmed with a devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 colon cancer with metastases to her liver.

Teri wasn’t ready to give up and deepened her resolve to complete the Ironman World Championship. After receiving a special invitation to compete as an inspirational athlete, she trained for this grueling race while undergoing chemotherapy. Knowing she couldn’t do it alone, she assembled an army of supporters, Teri’s Troops, who helped her on her incredible journey.

On October 8, 2011, at age 50, Teri crossed the finish line in Kona.

Today, she brings her inspiring message ––Powered by Hope–– to a variety of groups and organizations.



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