June 4, 2010: Five new team records were
set at the Reston Masters Lake Swim. In the one mile
event, GERM had 3 of the top 10 men overall in the wetsuit
division. Adam Spector finished 2nd out of 105 men, and 1st in
the menís 45-49 age group with a new team record. Dan Blitz
finished fourth over all, and 1st in the Menís 40-44 age group
with a new team record. Chris Elliott finished 7th over all,
and 1st in the menís 35-39 age group. In the non-wetsuit
division, Bryan Main finished 44th over all, and 5th in the
menís 35-39 age group.
In the two mile event, GERM again had 3 in the top 10
finishers in the menís wetsuit divisions, and one in the
womenís non wetsuit division. Kurtis Carlisle was the overall
winner out of 131 in the menís wetsuit division with the time
of 40:32, a new team record, and was winner of the menís 25-29
age group. Adam Spector was 7th over all, and winner of the
menís 45-49 age group in a new team record. Dan Blitz was 9th
over all, and winner of the menís 40-44 age group. Jon Kaplan
finished 6th in the menís 40-44 age group, and 30th over all.
Edward Dejesus finished 20th in the menís 45-49 age group.
In the womenís 2-mile event, Eleanor Landon-DíShen set a new
team record in the wetsuit division for the 40-44 age group,
in which she finished 9th and was 33rd over all. Denise
Noznesky finished 9th over all and 3rd in the womenís 40-44
age group non-wetsuit division, with a new team record.
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DEFEAT ALS in Washington, DC
November 1st, 2014
National Monument Grounds
Registrations Opens - 9:00 AM
Opening Ceremony - 10:00 AM
By Scott Golden
Over the course of a lifetime, there are certain events that
can change someone forever. For me, that moment occurred when
I found out that my cousin, Steven Seiden, was diagnosed with
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. He lived with that disease for
12 years, but finally succumbed in 2002.
I watched him deteriorate,
slowly at first and then rapidly. I, like everyone who knew
and loved him, felt helpless. But I wanted to be helpful in
any way that I could. I visited Steven many times in his final
days, and was there for his funeral alongside my entire
family. On that day, I made a decision to become active in the
fight against ALS.
I had made a promise to
Steven ó not verbally, but emotionally. After his death, I got
involved with the
ALS Association ó DC/MD/VA Chapter, and hosted a gala to
raise money to help those stricken by this deadly disease.
From that point on, I viewed philanthropy in a whole different
way. I made it a priority to give both time and money to this
cause, and to other good causes, many that are health-related.
I feel that I am a better person for it ó and that was the
gift my cousin gave me.
Every year I now
gather as many friends, colleagues, clients, and family
members as possible to participate in the
DC Walk to Defeat ALS. It is my way of honoring someone
who impacted my life so greatly. I invite you to join me! Mark
your calendar now for November 1st. Iíll meet you at the Old Folklife Festival Area in downtown DC.
Sign up here.