Challenged Athletes Foundation marks 25th anniversary

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Hundreds of disabled athletes are in San Diego this weekend as part of the Challenged Athletes Foundation's 25th anniversary celebration called "The Best Day in Tri."

Channel 7 meteorologist Amy Freeze was among the participants at the organization's triathlon Sunday, where 200 adaptive athletes ages 3 to 103 participated side by side with 700 able-bodied athletes.

Freeze ran with Sarah Reinertsen, who was honored with the foundation's Most Inspirational Athlete Award for her completion of 7 half marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. A variety of events including the children's race, surfing, spinning and even yoga all surround the featured race "Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge."

The CAF is dedicated to providing athletic opportunities to individuals of all abilities. More than 23,000 grants for athletes have been given in the last 25 years.

Dozens of New York area athletes were a part of the weekend celebration of events.

Boston Marathon Champion and NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador Meb Keflezighi led the Parade of Athletes on Sunday morning. And Brooklyn's own 8 year-old Logan Passe was a part of the Challenge Athletes clinics and he also participated in the race. He attended the weekend with his parents.

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