First Amputee to Cycle With His Hands in the Race Across America

First Amputee to Cycle With His Hands in the Race Across America

by -
0

This cyclist doesn’t need his legs to travel across America – he only needs his hands.

Andre Kajlich lost both of his legs from a subway accident in Prague 14 years ago. Doctors did not believe he would be able to properly sit down – let alone cycle – ever again.

But then after he lost his father in 2011, Kajlich challenged himself to start participating in marathons using a wheelchair bicycle that he bought off of Craigslist.

Now, the 37-year-old athlete has become the first cyclist to participate in the Race Across America using only his hands.

RELATED17-Year-Old Blind Pole Vaulter Wins Bronze at State Championship

Starting on June 14th, Kajlich will have to travel 3,000 miles from California to Maryland in the span of only 12 days.

The cyclist has reportedly been training for the event by racing 500 miles every weekend.

Whether he can or cannot succeed is irrelevant for Kajlich – he simply wants to push himself to try.

(WATCH the video below)

 

Click To Share The Inspiring News With Your Friends – OR, Republish
Reprint
 
(Photo by RAAM)

COMMENTS