He swam a half mile in the Oyster Bay Harbor, biked 15 kilometers through hilly terrain and then ran a 5K, crossing the finish line in 1 hour 36 minutes and 53 seconds.
New York State Assemblyman and former Lynbrook Mayor Brian Curran completed the 25th annual TOBAY Triathlon Sunday on behalf of the Wounded Warrior Project and injured veterans.
“It was a great privilege to compete in the TOBAY Triathlon this past weekend," Curran, 43, who represents the 14th district, said.
Through generous donations from various individuals and businesses, Curran was able to raise more than $2,000 (as of Wednesday) for the Wounded Warrior Project, adding to the $2,500 his supporters gave for last year’s triathlon at Cedar Beach.
"I was in this race for those who have valiantly defended this nation, and with the support of all those who generously contributed, the entire community came together to honor and salute them," he said. "These men and women have sacrificed so much for our safety and many, too many, have made the ultimate sacrifice. It is our responsibility and duty to remember and support these heroes."
Curran wanted to thank those who contributed this year including Forest Lyn Corp., Hilary H. Becker, Roseanne Campo, Lyn Gift Shop, Atria Senior Living, Inc., Confide Counseling Center, Anthony F. Iovino, Esq., All Island Transportation, East Rockaway Village Pride Party, Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce, Vincent’s Restaurant, Miller’s Housewares Inc., Crown Ford, Kiwanis Club of Oceanside, Malverne Rotary Club, Mahler Realty, and Alice M. Johnson.
The Wounded Warrior Project enlists the public’s aid and raises awareness for injured service members providing direct programs and services to help wounded veterans.
“The Wounded Warrior Project takes a step toward making life for those who were injured serving this country just a little bit easier," Curran explained. "Our community showed its colors with a strong turnout to support our injured veterans. On behalf of the 14th Assembly District, I was honored to be a part of an effort to recognize and support those heroes who have returned home wounded performing their duty.”
Those looking to still contribute to this cause can call Assemblyman Curran's office at 516-561-8216 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.