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Wendy Chioji


Wendy Chioji joins the Growing Bolder team for Season 2, bringing a background in journalism and competitive sports to the set. Wendy worked in television news for 23 years, in markets including Abilene, Texas, Waco, Texas, Savannah, Georgia and Orlando, Florida.

A Stage 2 breast cancer survivor, Wendy is passionate about raising money and awareness about research and treatment for cancers of all types. She is also a major fundraiser for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and for the Tour of Hope. In addition to reporting for Growing Bolder, Wendy is a fitness professional — a certified personal trainer, yoga instructor and triathlon/cycling coach. She has competed in two Ironman triathlons and 17 Half Ironman events. She lives with her two cats, Pee Wee and Spalding.

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  • DeWayne

    Do you guys seen the video about the father and his son with a disability in a while chair the father runs a marathon with his son on the bike and then they did the ironman. Its on the Knowledge of Today’s video this is what they said A Son asked his father, “Dad, will you take part in a marathon with me?” The father who, despite having a heart condition, says “Yes”. They went on to complete the marathon together. Father and son went on to join other marathons. The father always saying “Yes” to his son’s request of going through the race together. One day, the son asked his father, “Dad, let’s join the Ironman together.” its on my facebook page i cant post it on yours. Thanks

    To which, his father said “Yes”.

    For those who don’t know, Ironman is the toughest triathlon ever. The race encompasses three endurance events of a 2.4 mile (3.86 kilometer) ocean swim, followed by a 112 mile (180.2 kilometer) bike ride and ending with a 26.2 mile (42.195 kilometer) marathon along the coast of the Big Island.

    Father and son went on to complete the race together!