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Racing for Recovery has been featured on the BBC, CNN, ESPN, The Doctors, USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Runner’s World & Triathlete Magazine, and multiple radio and television stations across the globe. View links to our media coverage and watch the videos of our most important accomplishments.

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2023

2022

December 26, 2022 – Vegan Athlete Review Of The Year

November 17, 2022 – Find Hope In Others on International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day at Racing for Recovery

October 13, 2022 – Todd Crandell completes 100th IRONMAN event
October 10, 2022 – Former addict Todd Crandell plans to complete his 100th Ironman while building a lifesaving nonprofit to help others
October 3, 2022 – Vegan closes in on his 100th Ironman triathlon
October 3, 2022 – Addict turned athlete: Racing for Recovery founder to complete 100th Ironman
October 1, 2022 – Keeping It 100
September 29, 2022 – In the kitchen with Racing for Recovery
September 29, 2022 – Chef Dean Orner is serving up some fun at Racing for Recovery
September 29, 2022 – Todd Crandell approaches 100 Ironman competitions
September 26, 2022 – Todd Crandell Logging Miles on a Mission to Battle Addiction
September 26, 2022 – A race for his life, and yours
September 21, 2022 – Racing For Recovery helps those children with behavior issues and drug addiction!
September 14, 2022 – Ohio Man Uses Running to Overcome Addiction, Frankfort Ironman 99th Race in His 100 Race Goals
September 1, 2022 – Racing For Recovery helps those seeking treatment for traumatic experiences
July 29, 2022 – Recovered addict competing in Ironman this weekend in Augusta
July 25, 2022 – Running for a bigger cause: Toledo’s Todd Crandell, founder of Racing for Recovery, completes 97th Ironman
July 22, 2022 – The race to 100 with Todd Crandell
June 21, 2022 – Racing for Recovery Dashes Away From Abuse and Addiction, Toward Sobriety and Fitness

June 10, 2022 – This triathlete beat addiction. Now he’s set on helping others cross the finish line, too
June 6, 2022 – Man completes his 94th Ironman triathlon
May 23, 2022 – Let’s Roll: From Addict to Ironman to Advocate
May 23, 2022 – Racing for Recovery at the Chattanooga IRONMAN
May 20, 2022 – Former drug addict continues to beat odds and advocate for addicts by competing in more than 90 Ironman races
May 12, 2022 – Racing for Recovery founder nearing 100 IRONMAN races

May 6, 2022 – From Addict to Ironman: Todd Crandall runs #93 tomorrow in St. George
May 6, 2022 – Changing Course: From Addict to Ironman to Advocate
Apr 21, 2022 — Let’s look at a group using racing to help beat addictions (video)

Mar 30, 2022 — Finding New Purpose Through Positive Alternatives (news)
Mar 3, 2022 — What’s Going On (tv show)
Feb 6, 2022 — The Doctors (tv show)

2021

2020

2019

2018

Sep 24, 2018 – WTOL OVERDOSE DEATHS ON THE RISE IN OHIO, BUT LOCAL LEADERS FIND HOPE IN STATISTICS

Sep 29, 2018 – WTOL “ROCKTOBER” RUN BENEFITS RACING FOR RECOVERY

Sep 9, 2018 – Toledo Blade A HEALING TOUCH. CAN CHIROPRACTIC THERAPY HELP STEM OPIOID TIDE?

July 17, 2018 – 13ABC OPIATE ADDICTS IN RECOVERY SEEK ALTERNATIVE PAIN RELIEF

July 14, 2018 – R4R TOLEDO AREA LICENSED PROFESSIONAL CLINICAL COUNSELOR

June 24, 2018 – R4R RIKKI ROCKETT OF POISON WEARING HIS RACING FOR RECOVERY JERSEY

June 18, 2018 – WTOL DON’T DO IT ALONE: BEAT ADDICTION WITH HELP FROM RACING FOR RECOVERY

June 9, 2018 – 9NEWS KUSA DENVER

May 23, 2018 – ON THE ROAD BACK: A JOURNEY TO SOBRIETY

May 19, 2018CHATTANOOGA IRONMAN 70.3 COMPETITOR SHARES HIS STORY OF SOBRIETY

May 9, 2018 – LEGAL MARIJUANA POSES AN INSIDIOUS THREAT TO RECOVERING ADDICTS

April 29, 2018 – SHAIR 167: RACING FOR RECOVERY WITH TODD CRANDELL

April 24, 2018 – THE SHARE RECOVERY PODCAST

April 19, 2018 – RACING FOR RECOVERY OFFERS CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES

April 10, 2018 – RUNNING WITH A PURPOSE: RUNNERS SHARE INSPIRING STORIES — MAP MY RUN STORIES

February 17, 2018HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR OPIOID ADDICTS, FAMILIES

February 16, 2018 – RACING FOR RECOVERY OFFERS ONLINE HELP FOR THOSE WHO NEED IT

February 13, 2018 – JUNKIE HUNTERS: THE PRICE OF PAIN

February 6, 2018 – LIVE STREAMING SUPPORT GROUP

January 24, 2018 – RECOVERED DRUG ADDICT TURNS VEGAN IRONMAN AND ADOPTS PET PIG

January 8, 2018 – THE DENNY SCHAFFER SHOW

January 1, 2018 – RACING FOR RECOVERY OFFERS SERVICES IN LIEU OF CHARGES FOR VAN THIEF

2017

Dec 22, 2017 – CBS YOUR DAY, BEATING HEROIN

Dec 8, 2017WTOL HOLIDAYS CAN BE HARD FOR THOSE STRUGGLING SUBSTANCE ABUSE PROBLEMS

Nov 17, 2017 – A MESSAGE OF HOPE OVER SKYPE

Oct 22, 2017 – Zenruption INSPIRATIONAL METHOD FOR OVERCOMING ADDICTION

Oct 17, 2017 – Addiction Professional GO MORE THAN AN EXTRA MILE

Oct 11, 2017 – Click on Detroit Toledo man recovers through physical activity after addiction nearly destroyed his life

Sep 14, 2017 – The Blade COMMUNITY OPIOID MEETING

August 10, 2017 – CNN CNN SPECIAL PROJECT

August 3, 2017 – C SPAN SENATOR ROB PORTMAN, OHIO — C SPAN

July 28, 2017 – CNN From addict to Ironman

June 21, 2017 – VICE RECOVERING DRUG ADDICTS TELL US WHAT IT TOOK TO QUIT

May 16, 2017 – WCHS FORMER ADDICT BRINGS NEW RECOVERY HELP TO HUNTINGTON

May 16, 2017 – Herald Dispatch MY STORY – LIVING WITH ADDICTION

May 16, 2017 – ideamensch Todd Crandell – Professional Clinical Counselor and Author

April 11, 2017 – WTOL Racing for Recovery’s Todd Crandall and local comedian Scott Putnam join WTOL 11 Your Day

March 1, 2017 – CARD FRAUD & OPIOID ADDICTION: CRIMES THAT GO TOGETHER

March 1, 2017 – SENATOR ROB PORTMAN VISITS RACING FOR RECOVERY TO DISCUSS FUNDING FOR ADDICTION

Feb 4, 2017 – The Doctor’s TV Man’s Journey from Drug Addict to Ironman

Feb 3, 2017 – NBC 24 National spotlight: from addict to ironman to counselor

Feb 1, 2017 – 13abc New Heroin Detox Beds coming to area

Jan 22, 2017 – The Blade ON FRONT LINE OF OHIO’S ADDICTION EPIDEMIC

Jan 10, 2017 – The Fix HOW ONE MAN WENT FROM ADDICT TO IRONMAN

January 6, 2017 – WHAT’S THE PROTOCOL OF INVITING A RECOVERING ALCOHOLIC TO AN EVENT WITH DRINKS?

 

 

2016

2015

Oct. 25, 2015 – 13ABC 14TH ANNUAL EVENT
Oct. 25, 2015 – 13ABC COMMUNITY GATHERS FOR RUN/WALK TO PREVENT ADDICTION
Oct. 12, 2015 – NBC24 BETTER LIVING: BY AMULYA RAGHUVEER
July 8, 2015 – The Blade CRANDELL TO BE FEATURED ON NBC SPORTS NETWORK
March 24, 2015 – IRONMAN NEWS
Feb 21, 2015 – The Blade …FOR THE LIVES OF OTHERS

2014

Dec. 10, 2014 – OUTSTRIP ENDURANCE
Nov. 1, 2014 – Toledo City Paper A STORY OF DESPAIR & TRIUMPH
Oct. 23, 2014 – BCSN SPORTS FLASH
Aug. 23, 2014 – BAREFOOT RUNNING MAGAZINE
Aug. 7, 2014 – SOBERNATION.COM

Early Years

FEATURED BOOKS

Todd Crandell on BBC News

CNN Special Projects Turning Points

ESPN From Addict to Ironman

Todd Crandell, Toledo City Paper

Toledo City Paper – Keeping It 100

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