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Andre Kajlich, 2012 Paratriathlete of the Year

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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Diz Runs With… Peter Shankman


On today’s episode of the show, I’m joining entrepreneur, speaker, author, sky diver, runner, triathlete, husband, and father Peter Shankman for a few quick miles in NYC.

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Peter Shankman

Peter is obviously a busy guy but he makes time for the things that are most important to him, and running/training for triathlons are activities that he prioritizes. Read more

Diz Runs With… Adam Frager


On today’s run, I’m joining a really interesting individual for a few miles. Adam Frager is, according to his twitter bio, a “grandfather, triathlete, ironman, All-American, sci-fi geek, and lover of all things Star Wars”.

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So needless to say, we had plenty of room for the conversation to take off, and it did! We were all over the place conversation wise during our run, but here are some of the highlights.
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