InVivo's Jason Fowler Wins 2012 Ironman World Championship
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - InVivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp. (NVIV), a developer of groundbreaking technologies for the treatment of spinal cord injuries (SCI) and other neurotrauma conditions, today congratulates InVivo Therapeutics' sponsored athlete Jason Fowler on winning the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Triathlon Championships in Las Vegas, NV.
Jason Fowler (Photo: Business Wire)
As a nationally ranked amateur motocross racer, Fowler was paralyzed from the chest down at the age of 17 as the result of a motorcycle accident. Following his accident Fowler remained an avid athlete, and has since completed 150 road races, 30 marathons, and 29 triathlons, and has won several local and national competitions including two World Championships. He also regularly volunteers his time to traumatically injured children and trains aspiring athletes.
Most recently, Fowler took first place in the 2012 Ironman 70.3 World Triathlon Championships in Las Vegas, NV. As a triathlete, Fowler competes conventionally in the swim and participates in the bike ride stage using a handcycle, and in the run portion using a racing wheelchair. Remarkably, the entire distance of the race is covered using only the strength and endurance of the upper body.
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