First Woman Ever Sets Out to Complete “Peak to Heat Double”

October 1st, 2013

First Woman Ever Sets Out to Complete “Peak to Heat Double”

Newport Beach, Calif – On October 12, 2013 at the Ironman Triathlon World Championship in Kona, Hawaii Denise Fejtek is attempting to become the first woman in history to complete the “Peak to Heat Double” – the combination of summiting the Earth’s highest peak Mt. Everest, and finishing this hot and grueling 140.6-mile swim, bike, and running race. Only a few others in the world (all men) can lay claim to earning this extreme endurance “PHD” – former New Mexico Governor and U.S. Presidential candidate Gary Johnson, cancer survivor Sean Swarner, and Denise’s husband and author of “Steps to the Summit” Paul Fejtek.

From Newport Beach, California Denise Fejtek has already battled the bitter cold to stand on the summit of Mt. Everest, and now she is preparing for an endurance test of a different kind in the searing heat and humidity of the lava fields of Hawaii. When asked about her motivation to test the limits of human capability and attempt something only three others before her are known to have ever done, Denise said, “My drive comes from a desire to help others who may be physically unable to use their bodies to live life fully like we are privileged to do.”

Her ambition to pursue these extraordinary athletic accomplishments also comes from her husband and climbing partner, Paul Fejtek, the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) Most Inspirational Athlete of the Year.  No strangers to setting records Paul and Denise have twice been the largest individual fundraisers for CAF, an organization that provides grants for prosthetic limbs and specialized sports equipment for kids, American soldiers wounded in battle, and others in need.  Denise continues to raise even more money for this worthy cause through her “Peak to Heat Double” attempt, while Paul is donating to CAF 100% of the profits from his book, “Steps to the Summit – Reaching the Top in Business and Life.”

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