James DeFilippi, who rides for the styling local bike racing team Squadra Coppi, is aiming to participate in the Ironman World Championship Triathlon in Kona, Hawaii. He's trying to win a spot through the Kona Inspired contest. Here's his contestant statement:
James DeFilippi - Kona. I Can. I Will.Check out his video. Your vote can help to send him to Kona!
Born a Hemophiliac, I have learned to manage my condition and have pursued triathlons to the best of my ability, pushing my limits further every year. I hope to be an inspiration to young Hemophiliacs and other kids with any sort of disadvantage, showing that with determination, dedication, and listening to your body, truly anything is possible.