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Photographer: Jason Speakman

Jason was a nationally ranked amateur motocross racer by age 10. At 17 he became paralyzed from the chest down, after colliding with a rock while out practicing on his motorcycle.

Since his accident he has completed over 150 road races, 30 marathons, and 29 triathlons all with the use of his arms. He won the Ironman World Championships in 2009 in Hawaii and recently won the 2012, 70.3 Half Ironman World Championship in Las Vegas.

Jason works as a medical device consultant for Medtronic, serving the Greater Boston Area. Jason regularly volunteers his time to encourage physically injured children and adults into the world of athletics. He also trains and motivates aspiring able-bodied athletes.

Jason is an avid triathlete, and his passions include health and wellness, health coaching, healing via nutrition and raw food, super foods, spirituality, and motivational speaking.