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San Diego Triathlon Club Hosts Aquathon Fundraiser For Wounded SEAL/Triathlete

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Dan Cnossen lost both legs below the knee after stepping on a landmine in Afghanistan.

The San Diego triathlon community will rally around one of its most popular members Saturday, October 17, by staging a two-part fundraiser to benefit injured warrior Dan Cnossen. On September 8, Cnossen, a Navy SEAL, stepped on a landmine in Afghanistan and subsequently had both legs amputated below the knee. Saturday’s events will raise money to help pay Cnossen’s medical and living expenses.

The aquathon will take place at La Jolla Shores in San Diego’s La Jolla district. Starting at 9 am, it will consist of a 500m ocean swim followed by a 5K run. Sponsored by the San Diego Triathlon Club and Active.com, the event will be informal and untimed, but it does require registration. To sign up, click here. The cost of registration is $25 and all proceeds will be donated to a foundation set up to benefit Dan Cnossen and his family.

On the same evening, at 6:30 pm, a cocktail fundraiser will be hosted at the Prospect Bar and Lounge, located at 1025 Prospect Street, Suite 210, in La Jolla. There will be musical entertainment and a silent auction. A cover charge of $10 will be taken at the door and again all proceeds will benefit Dan Cnossen and his family.

Still recovering in the hospital, Dan Cnossen will not be present at Saturday’s events, but if you would like to learn more about him, visit his website at dancnossen.org.