Damone Brown does a cliff jump into the refreshing Potomac as part of the 9/11 swim practice for the Nation's Triathlon. Damone enlisted in the Army after 9-11 and eventually became a coveted Green Beret (Special Forces).
Damone starts the 700 meter swim at East Potomac Park. Damone served three tours in Afghanistan and was injured in an IED explosion. While recovering stateside, he was diagnosed with Traumatic Brain Injury which seriously curtailed his training activity.
Damone quickly went from being in the best shape of his life to the worst. In May of this year, Damone committed to training for the Nation's. This is a major accomplishment for Damone who is running in memory of his fallen comrade, SSG Mark Maierson another Special Forces Green Beret who inspired him to become an endurance athlete.
Rick Bosi, a 14-year DC resident, is participating in his first triathlon in DC. Earlier this summer, Rick participated in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
Rick also has an MBA from George Washington Univ.