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The Amazing Race and Colorado Rapids meet

05 October 3:24 pm

The Amazing Race and Colorado Rapids meet

By German Sferra

Rapids goalkeeper Ian Joyce gave me a heads up the other day that his neighbor is Mark Abbattista, a contestant on the reality TV show, The Amazing Race.

Mark is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday at the Buffalo Rose to benefit the Outdoor Lab & Jeffco Schools. The keynote speaker is fellow Amazing Race contestant Amy Purdy, who, as the poster explains, has overcome 'amazing' difficulties to excel in her sport.

No offense to Ian or Drew, or even the Erik Weihenmayer, who has summited Mount Everest seven times, but I don't think any of their stories can match what Amy went through. If you can't make it to the fundraiser but still want to hear Amy's story, watch her speech at a TED event last year.