Athlete Biography

In 2004, Melissa lost her left leg to a roadside bomb in Iraq, and her life was forever changed. Stockwell has found support in the form of her Chicago-based paratriathlon club, Dare2trr. Stockwell, the first American woman to lose a limb in active combat, also competed in the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

Athlete Language: English

Athlete Other Sports: She competed in swimming at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, and she handcycled the 2005 New York Marathon.

Athlete Education: Bachelor\'s degree in Communications from the University of Colorado in Boulder. A certificate in prosthetics from Century College in Minnesota, and soon to be a certified prosthetist.

Athlete Hobbies: Reading, travelling.

Athlete Children: Partner Brian, son Dallas [2014]

Athlete Proudest Moment: Outside triathlon, making the 2008 Paralympic swim team and carrying the American flag into closing ceremonies at the Paralympics. Inside triathlon, winning my division at the 2009 Chicago triathlon.

Athlete Coach: Mike Durner, CTS

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