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Son with Autism Inspires Ironman Dad to Finish World Championships

October 21, 2013

Congratulations to Rob Newbold, who completed the 2013 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 13 hours and 10 minutes. His son on the autism spectrum was his inspiration for completing the 2.4-mile swim, 112 miles of cycling and 26.2-mile run. By competing in the physically-grueling event, Rob raised $47,275 for Autism Speaks (Donations are still being accepted here).  

Rob got to the Ironman World Championships by having one of the top two fundraising campaigns at Ironman Florida last year. Watch the video below from that event to hear from Rob about why he competes.  



Visit Team Up with Autism Speaks! to learn now how you can compete in endurance events and raise funds for Autism Speaks.