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Team in Training reaches 25 years of success

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Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 4:00 am

About Team in Training

Our athletes have walked away with new friends, amazing accomplishments and the sense that they did something even more important than getting in good shape.

How serious is blood cancer? Every four minutes, someone new is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every 10 minutes, someone dies.

In exchange for training and support, you help raise money towards cures for blood cancers like leukemia -- the No. 1 disease killer of children -- lymphoma and myeloma.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS’s) roots stretch back to 1949, when the de Villiers family experienced the devastation of leukemia with the death of their 16-year-old son, Robert Roesler de Villiers. Family members and friends declared war on the disease by creating The Robert Roesler de Villiers Foundation, funding research to find a cure. The foundation later became The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. 

Team In Training (TNT) began in 1988, when Bruce Cleland of Rye, NY formed a team that raised funds and trained to run the New York City Marathon in honor of Cleland’s daughter Georgia, a leukemia survivor. 

The team of 38 runners raised $322,000 for LLS’s Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter.  Because of the pioneering efforts of Cleland and the Westchester/Hudson Valley Chapter, Team In Training was born and has grown into the world’s largest endurance sports training program.  Cleland was honored by Runner’s World magazine in 2004 as one of their “Heroes of Running” for his role in establishing TNT. 

 

Join the more than 40,000 runners, walkers, cyclists, hikers and triathletes who will participate in the world’s major marathons, triathlons, hiking adventures and century rides this year on behalf of LLS.

The Reason

Coaching and training

Travel to a major marathon, half marathon, century, hiking adventure or triathlon in exciting locations.

The opportunity to make your athletic goals a reality (an unbeatable offer with great personal rewards).

A connection with an honored patient so you know just who and what you’re doing it all for.

As the largest endurance sports training program in the world, we will provide you with the experience of a lifetime.

 

Team In Training Benefits

Join the thousands of runners, walkers, cyclists hikers, and triathletes who will participate in the world’s major marathons, half marathons, centuries, hiking adventures and triathlons this year.

And if you’re looking for a program to fit your busy schedule, now there’s TNT Flex, a flexible, customized, online training option developed by TNT’s renowned coaches.

If crossing the finish line after running or walking 26.2 miles or 13.1 miles, cycling 100 miles, completing a triathlon or hiking adventure while helping cure deadly diseases are things you’ve always wanted to accomplish, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training will make them happen.

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