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Published on July 08, 2016

Dean & St. Mary’s proud to sponsor myTEAM TRIUMPH Madison Ironman team

Organizations team up to show endurance sports can be inclusive

(MADISON) – It’s no surprise that wellness is important to Dean & St. Mary’s. That’s why partnering with myTEAM TRIUMPH – a non-profit organization that believes in “wellness with a purpose” – was an easy decision.

myTEAM TRIUMPH is an athletic mentoring program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally be unable to experience endurance events like triathlons or road races. To make these events more inclusive to people of all abilities, myTEAM TRIUMPH brings the community together with the equipment necessary to allow challenged athletes, or “captains,” to experience the thrill of crossing the finish line with the help of able-bodied athletes, or

myTEAM TRIUMPH Ironman Captain Krissy Schingten and Angel Lisa Bell running the Her Madison Half Marathon on June 20, 2016


This unique partnership between captains and angels is one that Dean & St. Mary’s felt strongly about supporting. So, in 2016, the health care organization purchased a racing chair for myTEAM TRIUMPH teams in the Madison area to use. This very special piece of equipment will help captains and angels accomplish their endurance goals – including competing in Ironman Wisconsin 2016 this September. Check out last year’s myTEAM TRIUMPH Ironman teams by watching this video from Ironman Wisconsin 2015.

Dean & St. Mary’s are incredibly proud of the training and competitive spirit exhibited by our Ironman captain – Krissy Schingten. Krissy faces physical challenges every day after experiencing two strokes before the age of 24. Despite these challenges, Krissy has been running in honor of others who are unable to run for the past few years. As her own challenges have made running harder, Krissy has transitioned from angel to captain. She says riding with her angels makes her feel “limitless.”

myTEAM TRIUMPH’s Madison Ironman team holds additional significance for Dean & St. Mary’s because the angel members of this incredible team are members of the Dean & St. Mary’s family. Dean & St. Mary’s Community Relations Consultant Lisa Bell will serve as Krissy’s running angel – pushing Krissy’s racing chariot for 26.2 miles. Lisa’s husband John Wagner will be Krissy’s swimming angel – pulling Krissy in a specialized raft for 2.4 miles in Lake Monona. Patrick Ellestad, husband of Dean & St. Mary’s Community Relations Manager Jenn Ellestad, will be Krissy’s biking angel – pedaling with Krissy in a special racing trailer behind his bike for 112 miles through the Dane County countryside.

We encourage you to follow along on myTEAM TRIUMPH Krissy’s Madtown Team’s journey as they train and compete in Ironman Wisconsin on September 11, 2016. You can read their team blog or follow us on Facebook.

If you are interested in more information or in becoming involved in myTEAM TRIUMPH as a captain, angel or volunteer, check out the myTEAM TRIUMPH website.


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