More pics of Laurie Allen at Jack’s Generic Triathlon

Andrea Fisher, left, and an unidentified friend, right, carry Laurie Allen toward the water during Jack’s Generic Triathlon on Sunday. Photo by Carrie Barrett

 

You can see the happiness in Laurie Allen’s eyes in these photos from Jack’s Generic Triathlon last weekend.

Laurie Allen gets settled in the water during the swim portion of Jack’s Generic Triathlon. Photo by Carrie Barrett

Allen completed nine Ironman triathlons and nine half Ironman triathlons before she was paralyzed in a fall in February 2015. Sunday’s race marked her first triathlon since that accident, and her family and friends gathered to cheer her on and congratulate her at the finish.

Laurie Allen prepares for her first triathlon since she was paralyzed in an accident in February 2015. Photo by Carrie Barrett

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Laurie Allen starts the bike portion of Jack’s Generic Triathlon. Photo by Carrie Barrett

Great job, Laurie. And thanks for sharing your photos, Carrie Barrett.

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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