Veterans Day Giveaway 2011

As a way of saying thanks to the men and women who proudly serve in the US Military, we're giving a veteran and an active-duty member of the US Military an autographed copy of either "The Time-Crunched Cyclist" or "The Time-Crunched Triathlete", as well as the Trainright Performance Series 3-DVD Set. Leave a comment on this blog post to nominate the veteran or active-duty member of the military – including the reason you're nominating this particular person – you think should receive this token of our appreciation. Remember to include your email address in the comment form (it won't appear in the post) so we can get in touch with you if your nominee is selected.



Veterans Day Winners: Congratulations to Don Geer (USMC ret) and Ryan Cox (USMC), who will each receive a signed book and Performance Series 3-DVD set as a token of our appreciation for their service. And since we appreciate everyone who was nominated, we'll be providing everyone nominated before 5pm MST on 11/11/11 with a free Trainright video download.

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  1. Hi, I was very excited when I was told that my husband Don won the signed book and DVD set on 11/11/11. Any idea when we might receive that? Thanks so much, Linda Geer

  2. I would like to nominate my husband Ret MSG Carl Clark. He spent 24years on active duty and always had a dream of competing in an Ironman. But he had one problem, he couldn’t swim. This past April he won a lottery slot for Kona. With 2 daughters under 6 and working a full time job didn’t leave him much time to train. But with the same steadfast dedication he used while being a Special Forces medic, he taught himself to swim. Would wake up at 3am to work out. And numerous other personal sacrifices so not to miss time with his family. This dedication helped him complete the Kona IM in 12:30 and the time crunch triathlete would be perfect gift for him.

  3. I would like to nominate my best friend, Don Geer. Don suffered catastrophic knee injuries while in the Marines. Despite this and the fact that he runs with bone against bone at his knees, he has managed to finish NINE Ironman events! And, everyone of them was finished with a smile. Don truly appreciates life and a healthy lifestyle. He would be so thankful of such a gift from Carmichael Training Systems and is the guy who would never forget such generosity. Please consider Don as the recipient of this reward. Thanks, Ted Wilson

  4. I would like to nominate my co-worker Don Geer. Don proudly served his country in the Marines until sustaining injuries during a training exercise. Despite this he has maintained a great attitude and has worked through his injuries to the point where he now participates in Ironman Trialthlon events. He’s an animal when it comes to training and takes it very seriously. He would really enjoy working with these training DVD’s.

  5. I nominate my husband Don Geer. While serving in the Marines 2/4 he was in a helo assult company aboard the USS Guam. While doing an exercise he fell 100 ft in France while repelling. He broke both leggs (tib/fib compound breaks), blew out both knees, broke both joints in his jaw, and has three disks injured in his back. He was medically discharged and is 30% disabled. He has had 16 surgeries over the years 6 on both knees. Both meniscus’s were totally removed in 1994, the damage from the fall was too great for repair. Upon discharge we had to start our lives completly over and Don went to college. He was told he would never be able to run again. That was in 1988. He struggled with mobility and weight. We have four sons and in 2002 Don decided he was going to do an Ironman no matter what. The training was hard there were days and still are when he needs a cane to walk. Don completed the Lake Placid Ironman in 2004 and beyond all odds has completed 8 total so far – He just completed the Florida Ironman with a 14:48:00 time last Saturday. He is a fantastic example to our boys and his local triathlon community that anything is possible with mental toughness and desire. For those reasons I nominate Don Geer

    1. I was there that day on the hill overwatching the event. I was in the comm platoon when we saw your husband fall, we emediately tried to call the aide station that was down on the beach area by phone and by radio with no reply but soon personel started running to the sight. Semper fi Cpl David Ashley 2/4 comm

  6. I would like to nominate my Dad, Col. Daniel Neuffer. I know it is funny, yah, my Dad. He has spent so much of his life working for the army, helping me with what ever I need, or training
    ( I can’t decide what he enjoys most!). He has been a member of the All Army team and represented the USA at the World Championships. But the thing was, it wasn’t all about him; it was a family activity. That’s the biggest reason why I would like to nominate him for the “Time-Crunched Triathlete”, I know it won’t just be for him, it will be for all those around him.

  7. I nominate Michael Carrell. He served our country in the Airforce during the end of the vietnam war. His first job as in pararescue ranger was to remove body bags from incountry during the end of the war. Subsequently being station in california till the end of his tour of duty. He has races mountain bikes, road and track. Currently he doesnot race but commutes to work most day by bicycle. a one way trip of about 25 miles.

  8. I nominate my significant other – Robert Guidi, Master Sergeant in the US Army, who is currently serving active duty in the Army for a year in Stuttgart, Germany. Served last year for 8 months in Afghanistan. He is an avid triathlete, marathoner and overall great guy 🙂 The Timed Crunch Triathlete would be a great tool for him!

  9. I nominate my Dad, USAF retired Lt Col Jeth Fogg. He has been a great coach and role model for me as an athlete. The “Time Crunched Triathlete” and DVD set would really help him further his athletic goals. Thanks – Taylor

  10. I nominate my husband, Major David Ashley. He launches rockets for the Air Force at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Outside of work he is an Adventure Racer, and runs, bikes, and kayaks across the country (his longest race was 3.5 days, he slept for about 6 hours during the entire race!). We just got back from Between the Lakes, KY, for the Checkpoint Tracker championship where he secured the #1 solo racer for the year. Amidst all this craziness, he’s a great husband and father to our two daughters (ages 10 and 8). He’s been known to ride his trainer and play the Wii with them at the same time!

  11. Gentlemen,

    I respectfully nominate Army Capt. Adam Nordin, a West Point graduate and veteran of many tours in the middle east, who will hopefully be attending ranger school soon.

    Thank you,

  12. I nominate SPC Alexander Ontkos. He is preparing for Ranger School right now and this would be a wonderful tool for him to use.

  13. I nominate my husband Master Sergeant Jovanny Galiano for “The Time-Crunched Triathlete”. He is stationed at Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB, FL, but is deployed overseas right now.

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