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Jason Lester, Journey for a Better World come to Dallas

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DALLAS - Jason Lester, the 2009 ESPY award winning Best Male Athlete with a Disability, is running and cycling across the United States and has arrived in Dallas.

Although he lost the use of an arm at the age of 12 in an auto accident, Lester has completed multiple Ultraman and Ironman triathlons, ultra-marathons, is the only man to run 306-miles non-stop from Las Vegas through Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California.

He began a 4,800-mile, 102-day, transcontinental crossing in New York City on March 28 and will finish in Eugene, Oregon on June 28. He alternates days of cycling 75 miles and running 30.

Lester is teamed with Nike's Journey for a Better World to spread a message of the positive power of sport.

"I want the journey to have two purposes. To reach young people across the country to show how sport changes lives for the better," Lester said shortly after completing a cycling leg from Emory, Texas. "I have to be a witness and tell my story the best way I can. The other requirement is the shoes I wear be made with recycled materials, and Nike has done that too."

Lester rode into the Highland Park section of Dallas and was met by over 30 Nike affiliated runners to join him in running two miles to the Nike retail store in the Northpark Center. There he shared an uplifting message of overcoming obstacles and beating the odds to achieve your highest of goals.

Meet Jason Lester in Allen and Grapevine

Lester will meet with the public at the Nike Factory store in the Allen Premium Outlets today, May 3, at 12:30 PM and the Nike Factory store in the Grapevine Mills Mall on Friday, May 4, at 4:30 PM.




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