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Seven-Time Ironman Returns To The Races To Benefit Hospital Community

George Prisco.
George Prisco. Photo Credit: Westchester Medical Center

VALHALLA, N.Y. -- This fall, six Westchester Medical Center Health Network employees from across the Hudson Valley will channel their fighting spirit in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6.

Highland resident George Prisco is no stranger to rugged competitions. An executive at WMCHealth's MidHudson Regional Hospital in Poughkeepsie, he's finished seven Ironman triathlons, most recently completing the grueling trifecta - a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile marathon - in 2013. Prisco thought his marathon days were done.

However, when the opportunity arose to run in support of MidHudson Regional Hospital and the thousands of area residents who rely on its services each year, he wasn’t about to turn it down.

“Anytime someone can turn their passion into a benefit for something else they are passionate about, it is a perfect scenario,” said Prisco. “I can’t think of anything better than to do what I love outside of work, to benefit what I love at work.” This November, Prisco will lace up his sneakers once more and run with the support of MidHudson Regional Hospital behind him.

Donations collected for each runner’s efforts will support essential programs and services in the local and regional hospitals the runners represent. To give, click here.