Athlete Year of Birth: 1979
Athlete Place of Birth: Edmonds, WA
Athlete Height: 178cm
Athlete Lives: Seattle United States
WTS Ranking: No Ranking
ITU Points List:: No Ranking
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
He was hit by a train in 2003 at age 24 while studying in Prague, Czech Republic. The accident resulted in both of his legs being amputated above the knee.
Start of sporting career
He began the sport in 2010. (pentictonwesternnews.com, 31 Jul 2014)
Reason for taking up this sport
He wanted to become an athlete again after his accident.
His swimming training takes place at Harbor Square Athletic Club in Edmonds, WA, United States.
Most influential person in career
He works as a researcher at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA, United States.
In 2013 he became the first ever wheelchair athlete to compete in the Brazil 135 Ultramarathon.
His parents are both natives of the Czech Republic.
His sister is US actress Bianca Kajlich.
Athlete Other Sports: "Life isn't about having it all. You take what you got, enjoy it, and push to see where you can take it."
Athlete Education: Biochemistry
Athlete Children: Wife Mariana