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FAMILY MEMBERS cheering on Christopher Alfson pose for a photo wearing personalized T-shirts in support of The Dalles native. The 19 individuals met Alfson at every stop as he competed at Ironman Arizona. He also raised $2,826 for Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland.

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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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