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Monday, November 28, 2011

Team CMT Race News

Dawn Fritzell
It was a great weekend for racing for Team CMT. Dawn Fritzell wins the award for the most races. On Thusday she did a 5 mile Turkey Trot in Appleton and then turned around a few days later and did the Noodleini 15 K in DePere.  She did the Turkey Trot in 41:00 minutes and the 15K  in 1:21.  She said not bad for an old lady. Dawn you looked great too. Dawn is talking about getting her kids involved in a future race.  Looking forward to seeing them race!

Lincoln Stultz finishes his first 10K

Team CMT had a big showing at the Elf Run in Oconomowoc on Sunday November 27th. Lincoln Stultz shown here finishing his first 10K in a time of 1:02, good for 6th in his age group.  Mom Kathy was right behind and the whole family was there to cheer and take pictures. Lincoln runs for his sister Reagan who has CMT. So cool of you Lincoln. Way to go guys. We're proud of you.

Robert Kearney, Cheryl Monnat, Lincoln Stultz, Kathy Stultz, Chris Wodke

Other Team CMT members on hand at the finish to cheer on Kathy and Lincoln were Robert Kearney, Cheryl Monnat and Chris Wodke. Cheryl took 1st place in her age group with a time of 51:52 and Chris took 6th with a ttime of 59:19.  Not bad after finishing a marathon less than a month ago.

Team CMT member Kim Petak ran for Performance Outfitters and took 1st place in her age group with a time of 23:24 and Bill Devlin finish 7th in his age group with a time of 46:56.  I love the RACC winter series because they give medals for the first 10 places.  This was a fast and flat course. Although it was windy and 36F, it was much better than the 20F and windy we had last year.  The RACC puts on a great race series. 

Not to forget our friends in Texas. Team CMT member Morgan Johnson and Joyce Kelly both did an 8 mile Turkey Trot run this weekend in the Dallas area.  Next up for Joyce is the White Rock Half Marathon this weekend. You all in Texas Rock!  Good Luck this weekend Joyce!!!

Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager

Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have almost 100 members in 17 states. If you wish to join us visit our web site.

CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

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