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CHRISTOPHER Alfson, a Vancouver, Wash. resident, is congratulated by fans during Ironman Arizona in Tempe. In three events, Alfson ended up with a time of 15 hours and 35.54 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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