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No regrets, no pity, no excuses: Kevin Kraus’s story

What do you do when something essential is taken away from you? Kevin Kraus, an active athlete, had everything taken from him in the form of a motorcycle accident that took his left leg. From there, he had two lives he could … Continue reading

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2014 Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge

Known as “The Best Day in Tri,” athletes, spectators and fundraisers came together during the the 21st annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC). Swiftwick was excited to watch over 1,050 athletes compete as individuals or part of a … Continue reading

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Challenged Athletes Foundation 21th Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge Raises $1.18 Million For Challenged Athletes

Over the weekend, Swiftwick had the opportunity to be a part of the 21st Annual Aspen Medical Products San Diego Triathlon Challenge (SDTC). With 5,000 supporters, spectators and participants, the Challenge Athletes Foundation was able to raise $1.8 million to … Continue reading

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Getting a Leg Up on Sports Orthopedics

recently published an article called Innovation from Orthopedics to Sports Medicine. In this article they highlighted two different companies who they believe are innovators in their field and “are making the world a bit better for both physicians and patients.” … Continue reading

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Young Adaptive Athlete Triumphs Over Obstacles

Andrew Kittrell, an 8th grader at Mount Juliet Christian Academy, was born with Amniotic Band Syndrome. This diagnosis resulted in the congenital loss of his left leg below the knee, a right club foot and affected his fingers on both … Continue reading

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From walking to running to sprinting to flying

My name is Andre Slay, and so many things can happen in a year, but little did I ever imagine that one year would change so many aspects of my life. Today: I am a pilot, a Boston Marathon Finisher, … Continue reading

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10-Year-Old, Double-Leg Amputee Back on Football Field

As part of Good Morning America’s Motivate Me Monday, Tim Tebow interviewed Deven Jackson, a 10-year-old boy with a deep love for football. However, Deven’s love for the sport was put on hold once he became severely ill. Continue reading

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Kathleen Johnston Earns USOC Developmental Coach of the Year Honors

This year United States Olympic Committee (USOC) announced Kathleen Johnston, USA Triathlon Certified Coach and owner of TriSuccess Multisport Coaching LLC, as the 2013 Developmental Coach of the Year. She is the first triathlon coach to win an award from … Continue reading

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Soldier Salute: Edward Pulido

Ed has earned two Purple Hearts from separate actions over the course of his military career. When he learned about our USA and RECOVERY+ socks, he absolutely lit up. Continue reading

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Amputee Blade Runners Head to Endeavor Games

The Amputee Blade Runners are heading to Oklahoma City for this year’s Endeavor Games, and Swiftwick was there to wish them a safe voyage and good luck! Amputee Blade Runners, an organization founded by Ryan Fann, Aaron Fitsimmons, and Nick … Continue reading

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