Clayton Treska

In July 2009 12-year Marine Corps veteran Clay Treska was diagnosed with terminal stage-four recurrent testicular cancer. This would be his third bout with the disease, having successfully battled through two previous occurrences.   Shortly after his diagnosis, some TCSd member friends brought Clay to one of the monthly club meetings.   Clay told everyone that this disease was not going to stand in the way of his goal to become an Ironman Triathlete.  All that stood in his way was Stage-Four cancer and numerous dangerous stem cell and chemotherapy treatments.  Clay said that he would like to start training for his Ironman shortly after completing the final treatments in January, despite a prognosis that gave him very little chance of making it that far.  TCSD Cares met with Clay and said that when he was ready, help would be provided to get him to the start line.  Sure enough, Clay began training while still in the hospital, and TCSD Cares paired him up with local prefessional triathlon Coach Sergio Borges (  Clay went on to full remission, and completed not only the Hawaii Ironman 70.3 in June of 2010, but went on to compete in the world famous Ironman World Championship in Kona Hawaii in October 2010.  For more on clays inspiring story go to

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