Location: Wheaton, IL
Jeld lived in the Philippines until one month ago when the visa for him and his family cleared. Jeld has participated in marathons and half Ironmans back home, but knows that he is going to have to step up his game in the states. At 5’3”, Jeld is definitely not the biggest or strongest. But he wants to compete to honor his late mother who pushed him to achieve his goals, and to show his two kids that they can be a part of the American Dream.