Anna Siliciano, Zach Geelan, Mark Mehler, Becky Reinhart-Mehler, and Theresa Hagen to compete for Team LIFE in the Ironman WI on September 11th, 2011

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#284 - Anna Siliciano &
her fiance Chris Clausen

#80 - Zach Geelan

#1742 - Mark Mehler & his wife #413 Becky
On September 11, 2011 - #80 Zachary Geelan, #284 Anna Siliciano, #1742 Mark Mehler, #413 Becky Reinhart-Mehler, and #602 Theresa Hagen will compete in the 2011 Ironman Wisconsin in Madison, WI for Team LIFE.  The event will not only commemorate the 10th anniversary of the tragic falling of the 2 towers, but to gain momentum in Eric's triumph over AML for the 5th time.  Best of luck you three!

Also racing is professional triathlete Blake Becker (#2) who coached Mike last year for the Ironman Wisconsin 2010 for free in his effort for the Janus Charity Challenge.  Be sure to watch for him too!

If anyone else out there knows someone who is competing in the IM WI this year and would like to wear orange, please send an email to Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


  • The reason that these years have been the best is that I think that I might have had a somewhat positive impact on your lives and perhaps your understanding of what cancer is and what it can do, to both those of us that it has personally attacked and those of us who know someone who is going through it. -Eric McLean
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