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Allysa Seely      

Professional Paratriathlete & World Champion

Allysa Seely is an American paratriathlete and gold medalist at the 2016 Summer Paralympics.

Diagnosed with Chiari II malformation, basilar invagination and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome in 2010, Seely’s lower leg was amputated in 2013. She suffers from muscle weakness and imbalance, chronic pain, and other medical issues. Seely was told she would be lucky if she ever walked unaided again. But being strong-willed and motivated, she wasn’t ready to give up on her passion for running and competing.

Seely is known for her competitiveness, determination and breaking barriers mindset. In 2016, she won two Paratriathlete Gold Medals in Rio and was the Paratriathlete World Champion in 2015. She also competed in Athletics, the Women's 200 meters where she placed 6th.

She was featured in ESPN The Magazine’s 2016 Body Issue, where athletes are featured nude, exposed, and unrestricted.

To Seely, rare diseases are no handicap. Currently, she trains 7 days a week, two to three times a day. She weightlifts in the gym three days a week, swims once a day, and bikes and runs four to five days a week.

Seely currently resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with her golden retriever and trains at the Olympic Training Center.



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