Athlete Biography

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Origin of Impairment

Impairment Details
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. (, 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
His father.

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.

Social Media
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Competition Highlights

World Championships
2TRI-12012Auckland, NZL59:21
5TRI-12013London, GBR1:05:04


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

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