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CAF History

CAF grew out of a desire to assist one physically challenged athlete, Jim MacLaren, who suffered a devastating second accident while competing in a triathlon

His many friends quickly decided to raise funds for his recovery, and organized the first San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC) — an annual fundraising triathlon event at La Jolla Cove. From this modest beginning arose a more important mission — to make sure that people with physical challenges have the same freedom to enjoy sports as everyone else.

CAF Interactive Timeline

20 Years of CAF!

For an interactive experience spanning 20 years of the Challenged Athletes Foundation, visit our 20 Years of CAF Interactive Timeline page.

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e-book

20th Anniversary E-Book

Flip through the 20th Anniversary E-book and immerse yourself into the story of CAF.

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