Andre Kajlich Won’t Let the Loss of His Legs Keep Him Down

Andre Kajlich is a pretty amazing athlete, but an even more incredible person.

Since losing both of his legs in an accident in the Czech Republic in 2003, he has become one of the top paratriathletes in the world, and is always looking for ways to push himself to doing bigger and better things.

Andre Kajlich, 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year

Andre Kajlich


We covered some ground talking about some of the races/events he’s already completed (which are pretty amazing), some of the possibilities he’s considering for the future, and the process of coming to grips with his injury while not letting it prevent him from continuing to do amazing things. Here are some of the highlights from our chat:

  • Tackling the RAAM (Race Across America) bike race this summer
  • Completing 2 UltraMan Events in 2014
  • The possibility of running the LA Marathon, keep going across the country, and finish by running Boston
  • The process of recovering from and continuing to live a full life after his injury
  • Post injury, his first foray into fitness was to get in the water and start swimming
  • Once he got a taste for triathlons, the rest has been history
  • Going to Brazil for a 135 mile ultramarathon

Connect with Andre by visiting his website or find him on Facebook and Twitter.

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