Dawn Carter joined the EF family almost a year ago now. Dawn began in our essentials program with only a simple mountain bike and a heart full of determination. In only a year’s time, Dawn has completed many local triathlons and running races, including her first Half Ironman at Raleigh 70.3. At Raleigh, she faced terrible conditions and unfortunate circumstances but never gave up! Dawn is a fighter! When Dawn came to EF, she was a three-time cancer survivor and triathlon was her idea of rewarding herself for surviving her battle by enjoying a healthy lifestyle. Dawn currently faces more medical battles and has made it very clear that her goal still stands to complete a full Ironman in the near future. Over the past year, Dawn has proven to us that she is an incredibly mentally tough and determined athlete. She continues to impress and inspire us every day at practice. Her smile and positive attitude are infectious to those around her. Dawn is not only a great athlete but an amazing teammate as well, always encouraging others at practice and by coming to local races just to cheer for her EF family. Dawn is a true ambassador to triathlon and example of what it means to Live Red. We can’t wait to see what Dawn’s future holds for her. Congratulations Dawn!