Chris Doemland will attempt one of the most demanding acts of endurance on Saturday, Sept. 2.
Doemland, who is the wellness coordinator at Martin Foot and Ankle, will try to complete a one-man triathlon, which will cover more than 140 miles around York County over the three legs — swimming, biking and running.
Doemland is attempting the triathlon to raise money for The United Way of York County, hoping to raise $1,000 to be donated to youth programs in York County that promote health and well-being.
"I am super excited to challenge my body in a way that I've never challenged it before," Doemland said in a news release. "I just want York County's youth to know that anything is possible if you put your mind to it."
Doemland was recently diagnosed as pre-diabetic after experiencing health issues and faced it by getting back into exercising. He already had a passion for running and swimming, so he decided to mix biking into his regimen.
To complete the triathlon, Doemland will need to swim 2.4 miles, run a full marathon, which is 26.2 miles, and bike 112 miles.
Doemland will begin the triathlon with the swimming portion, completing the task at Pine Ridge Swim Club. He'll then move onto the biking portion, which will cover much of the county. The map Doemland planned out to bike will start him at Pine Ridge and he'll then go to Mount Wolf, York Haven, Etters, Lewisberry, Pinchot State Park, Dover, West York and then back to Pine Ridge. He'll need to bike this twice, ending at Out Door Country Club. That's where he'll begin his run around the Out Door Country Club neighborhood.
Doemland is a graduate of Red Land High School, where he was a school record holder, Mid-Penn Conference champion and all-state and All-American in swimming.
"I am no longer pre-diabetic and living a life much healthier than before," Doemland said in the news release.
Those interested in supporting Doemland's cause can visit the United Way of York website.