Congratulations to Trasean Singletary – Special Olympian
The Special Olympics World Games bring together people with and without disabilities from all over the world to unite around a common goal of sports and comradery. This year, the Special Olympic World Games were held in Berlin, Germany from June 17th – 25th. This event hosted more than 7,000 Special Olympic athletes and Unified partners from approximately 190 countries to compete in 26 sports.
Eggleston is proud to announce our very own, Trasean Singletary, represented the United States in several track events. Trasean competed in three events: the 4×400 meter relay, the 5000 meters where he won BRONZE with a time of 21:31.68, and the 3000 meters where he won GOLD with a time of 12:18.10.
Before he left for Germany, Trasean talked about his love for running. He said he started running as a teenager as a way to burn calories and stay fit and healthy for his friends and family. Trasean shared how his mom’s support and encouragement “to never give up” have been a big motivator for him. He trains seven days a week and runs everywhere including to and from work at Eggleston, which is a 4.7-mile trip each way. When asked what it is about running that you love Trasean said “You have to keep moving forward, put the past and negative stuff behind you. Running helps me keep moving forward.”
In addition to being an amazing runner, Trasean has also been a valued member of our Norfolk Laundry staff for more than 10 years. He brings the same level of hard work and determination to his job as he does to his running, and it shows. “Trasean is a great worker. He is hard-working, reliable, productive, and knowledgeable on all of the different jobs within the laundry.” shared Bob Anders, Norfolk Production Manager.
Congratulations Trasean on your success at the Special Olympic World Games and thank you for being a shining example of Excellence in Action!
To learn more about Trasean, check out his story on Wavy News 10.