Following the accident, Meg was forced to re-learn some of life’s most basic tasks – eating, standing, and walking. In a true testament to her work ethic, Meg returned to college and competed in her first triathlon just one year following the accident.
Meg at the Rio Olympic Games
For most people, going through this type of life-altering trauma would leave them without hope to compete in any type of sport, let alone one that’s inherently driven by two legs. Meg, however, never believed that her injury would stop her from competing and living her life.
Since competing as a paralympic athlete, she’s gone on to win Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals in the Paralympic Games in Rio & London and has 11 World Championships to her name.
Leadboat, however, is a totally different animal and a true test of endurance and grit. When asked about taking on Leadboat, Meg was confident and inspired:
“I relish a challenge. Very rarely in our adult lives do we get to try something entirely new with the outcome unknown. LeadBoat is a huge challenge.”
Meg has since gone on to launch a successful career as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and is involved in many research projects that test and improve prosthetic technology. She uses her story of trading tragedy for success as a message of hope and inspiration to those around her.
With Meg’s determination and competitive drive, there’s no doubt she’ll take on the Leadboat challenge in stride. We look forward to following along on her journey to the start line on August 15 & 16.
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