The “Iron Friar” Preparing For His Final Races
For the last 25 years, Fr. Dan as been providing witness and inspiration at triathlon races since 1997. Through his participation, the “Iron Friar,” as he is known, has raised more than $350,000 for various charities.
The Iron Friar recently competed in the 2022 Tupper Lake Tinman Triathlon on June 25, where he swam 1.2 miles, biked 56 miles, and ran 13.1 miles. He proudly received a second-place award.
Fr. Dan will complete in his final full Triathlon at the 2022 Ironman Lake Placid on July 24, where he will run an incredible 24 times. He will swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and run 26.2 miles.
Finally, he is taking part in the friars’ own 2022 “Be the Bridge: Walk for Recovery,” a fundraiser and support for those struggling with addiction and to celebrate their continuing path to recovery. The event will take place on the Walkway over the Hudson in Poughkeepsie, NY on Sunday, September 25th.
Want to join Fr. Callahan as he competes in his final races? There are two different ways you can support him and his mission. First, you can donate to help Fr. Dan and his plight to combat the addiction crisis. Second, you can sign up and/or make a special donation to Be the Bridge: Walk for Recovery and join Fr. Callahan as we come together to help others on their journey to recovery.
We are very proud of the Iron Friar and all that he has done to spread the Mission of Christ, and we are excited to support him as he runs his last full triathlon.