Athlete Biography

Classification
PT4 IPC: T46, F46

Type of Impairment
Limb deficiency

Origin of Impairment
Congenital - Genetic

Impairment Details
He was born without a left hand.

Start of sporting career
He began the sport in 2013.

Reason for taking up this sport
He was interested in the sport and thought his running style would be well suited for competing in para-triathlon.

Ambitions
To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most memorable sporting achievement
Competing at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Sporting philosophy / motto
“I love pushing myself as hard as I can and then trying to push some more.”

General
EDUCATION
As well as studying a PhD in sports psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT, United States, he has a degree in physical education and sports administration from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. Also, he has a degree in mathematics and secondary education from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

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RankEventYearLocationResult
World Championships
3PT42014Edmonton, AB, CAN1:03:45
7TRI-42013London, GBR1:10:54

 

Athlete Other Sports: He competed in the T46 marathon at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

Athlete Education: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Athlete Hobbies: Travelling, watching movies, reading, eating.

Athlete Children: Wife Amy

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