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Kyle Coon      

Triathlon, 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Hopeful & First Blind Person to Complete an IRONMAN in under 11 Hours

Kyle lost his sight at the age of six after a battle with Retinoblastoma, cancer of the eye. Determined and passionate about sport, Kyle has never allowed adversity to prevent him from pursing a life of adventure – a strong message for young adults coming out of college. In 2006, Kyle hiked the Ankascocha Trail into Machu Picchu. In 2007, he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro at the age of 15. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a degree in Communication, Kyle became an endurance athlete competing in marathon and triathlon. In 2018, he was a member of the first team of tandem cyclists with all blind or visually impaired stokers (person on the back of a tandem bike) to complete Race Across America, the world’s toughest bicycle race, racing from Oceanside, CA to Annapolis, MD in seven days 15 hours. At the 2018 IRONMAN Arizona, Kyle became the first totally blind person to complete a full distance IRONMAN race (2.4 mi swim, 112 mi bike, 26.2 mi run) in under 11 hours. He continues to push himself physically and mentally in pursuit of his goal of representing Team USA at the 2020 Paralympics in the sport of Triathlon.

Kyle is from Colorado and he currently lives/trains at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Kyle powerful message - that anything is possible with hard work, commitment and believing in yourself.

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