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Overcoming the Odds: Local triathlete told he'd never walk again defies the odds

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An update on Todd Weiland, the man doctors said would never walk again. It was more than two years ago when Weiland, a local triathlete who'd recently completed a half Ironman, suffered a stroke. At the time he was in a Chicago hospital, in a coma, and that's when doctors told his wife Janel that he belonged in a nursing home with around the clock care. But, after coming out of the coma, his family decided he had a better chance of recovering back home in Tremont. So, Todd came home and made incredible progress, to the point he became determined to once again complete a triathlon. As we shared in a previous story this past summer, Todd completed a modified triathlon on his home turf, at the Tremont Triathlon. 


Then, this year he set out to do the entire race, and once again proved his ability to overcome the odds.

Today he and his family visited 25 News, and while he was here we got a chance to chat about his race and what keeps him going. As for what's next for this man who's become an inspiration to countless local athletes? Now he's got his sights on one day completing an entire Ironman!

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