Happening People: South Beach Triathlon Participant Goes High Tech for a Great Cause

When competing in a triathlon to help children who are sick, any available advantage is welcome. For the athlete on crutches who came in dead last at last year’s New York City Marathon, even more welcome.

Thomas G. Abraham, an emeritus board member of St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, following in his father’s footsteps who was an original founding member of the hospital, has organized a team of 18 athletes competing in the South Beach Triathlon on Sunday April 19th. Abraham and his team, who have raised thousands in sponsorship money for the iAM St. Jude Heroes Team, has a secret weapon that he hopes will not only assist with his performance, but should also attract attention.Thanks to the great support of the Recon Instruments team, Abraham will be one of the first athletes ever to participate in the South Beach Triathlon with the ne

“When was the last time you could reach out to a Founder of a company and ask for support and get an immediate response?,” asked Abraham.

“Thanks to Dan Eisenhardt the Recon CEO/Co-founder, the iAM St. Jude Hero Team will feature the technology at this year’s race.”

The technology-laden eyewear is packed with apps that monitor performance statistics, vital signs, course maps and more. Setting itself apart from other monitoring devices, the Recon Jet actually casts digital images in the users eyesight in real time, improving performance as well as safety.

“When running, or biking at high rates of speed, it becomes a safety issue if I were to take my eyes off the road, even for a second,” said Abraham. “By using this new technology, I’m hoping to get a performance advantage, but this race is not about a win, more importantly, I hope the Recon Jet Heads-Up Display Sports Glasses will bring attention to our team raising money for St. Jude’s, the Leading Catastrophic Children’s Research Center In The World as well as send a loud and clear message that age has nothing to do with how one can participate and or contribute to making a difference.”

Thomas has served on the Board of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for over 25 years.

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