Valerie Plant first became involved with Team In Training (TNT) in 2004, when she participated in a triathlon. Little did she know how personal her involvement would become.
In 2007, Valerie was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS). After years of fighting, Valerie started to show improvement in her blood counts in early 2010. That June, Valerie received an email from TNT recruiting her for El Tour de Tucson.
"This was a sign for me," says Valerie. "If I could make it through the 15 weeks of training and survive a 109 mile bike ride, I could survive anything and help show others they could, too." Valerie went on to earn her Triple Crown Status and compete in the 2012 Arizona Ironman. "TNT has been a gift to me...and I've never looked back," says Valerie.