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Christopher Alfson swiftly pedals up a hill at Ironman Arizona in Tempe, Ariz. The 1990 The Dalles High School graduate finished this event in seven hours and 10.41 minutes.

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Overcoming obstacles

TD grad Christopher Alfson leans on family support to get through tough times At one point, Christopher had his weight balloon to nearly 250 pounds, his waistline bulged to a size 38 pant and he dealt with anxiety issues.

July 16, 2013 3:28 p.m. read more..


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