Here’s the audio from Breakfast with Bob interview with Melissa Stockwell at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Chicago, September 2015. Melissa Stockwell served her country in Iraq and lost her leg in 2004 when she was struck by an IED. During her time spent post-injury at Walter Reed Medical Center, Melissa found the support and sport (swimming) that helped her leave her injury behind and start a new life. After coming to the Challenged Athletes Foundation San Diego Triathlon Challenge in 2009, Melissa discovered triathlon, and since then, there’s been no looking back! Melissa is now a mom, and in Rio on the US Paratriathlon Team. In this interview filmed with Melissa in her hometown at the ITU Paratriathlon Championships in Chicago, you can feel her enthusiasm and leadership jump through the camera. Melissa is an incredible representative for the United States in the first-ever Paratriathlon at the Paralympics in Rio.
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