Jason Lester – Best Male Athlete With A Disability

I am SO thrilled and excited for my friend, Jason Lester, who has been nominated for an ESPN 2009 ESPY Award in the Category of Best Male Athlete with a Disability. Jason is representing all triathletes and Ultraman athletes out there and he can’t win without your vote. Please take 5 min to register and vote for Jason Lester – voting ends July 10th! CLICK HERE TO VOTE!


Press Release!

Kona, Hawaii – July 1st, 2009 – Ironman and Ultraman athlete Jason Lester, whose right arm is paralyzed, has been nominated for an ESPY Award in the category of Best Male Athlete with a Disability. The 2009 ESPYs, hosted by Samuel L. Jackson, will be taped on July 15th at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, and will air on July 19th at 9pm Eastern time.

“I want all my fans to go check out nominees at www.ESPYS.tv,”; says Jason. “Naturally, if you feel I deserve an ESPY then I’d appreciate your vote.”

Jason Lester is an Ironman athlete who has the use of only one arm, and his story of triumph over tragedy has become an inspirational message for athletes and non-athletes around the world. He has competed in a number of Ironman, Ultraman, marathon, and endurance races, including the Hilo to Volcano Ultra Marathon in Hawaii, the Hawaii Ironman, ULTRAMAN Canada and ULTRAMAN Hawaii.

About the ESPYs

The ESPYs gather top athletes and entertainers together to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing memorable sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting top performers and performances. The ESPYs honor ESPN’s commitment to The V Foundation for Cancer Research, a partnership launched with the late Jim Valvano at the inaugural ESPYs in 1993.

About Jason Lester

Jason Lester is an Athlete | Author | Artist | Activist | Motivational speaker – and founder of The NEVER STOP Foundation, and whom the movie “A Painted Race” is based on, telling the story of his triumph over tragedy, including losing the use of one arm. For more information about Jason Lester, please visit www.paintedrace.com or www.jasonplester.com.

ESPYAlso check out West Hawaii Today – In the national spotlight: KAILUA-KONA’S LESTER NOMINATED FOR ESPY AWARD for more details.

Congratulation Jason…BRING HOME THE AWARD!!


2 Responses to “Jason Lester – Best Male Athlete With A Disability”

  1. I voted a while back and my fingers are crossed! What a story and what an inspiration! Go Jason!!!!

  2. That’s just awesome. I’ll be rooting for him!

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