Charitable Pros

  • By Bethany Mavis
  • Published Nov 21, 2012

Chris Lieto

The cause: More Than Sport partners with athletes to help relieve poverty, teach and equip people to live healthy lives and encourage youth through sports activities.

How he helps: Lieto founded the organization after seeing the poverty that surrounds the communities where he races. Earlier this year, he led a group in building a house for a family the day after Ironman 70.3 Panama.

How you can help: Visit to donate, or sign up to race with MTS and then serve the local community (2013 races include Ironman 70.3 Panama and Ironman 70.3 St. Croix).

“Instead of ignoring the problem, why not use sports as a vehicle for change?”

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Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis

Bethany Mavis is the associate editor for Triathlete and Inside Triathlon magazines. She received her B.A. in journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University and is a multiple half-marathon finisher.

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