We mourn the loss of Kathy Urschel, Paralympic Tandem Cyclist

Kathy Urschel, 46, has died of injuries she suffered after falling down a flight of stairs Saturday morning in Burlington, Vermont.  As a blind and deaf athlete, she became the first physically challenged female to compete on a tandem in the 3,050 mile long Race Across America, finishing in 6 days, 21 hours, setting a world record for mixed pairs tandem.  She also competed in the Atlanta and Sydney Paralympics in tandem cycling, winning a silver medal.  Kathy loved life, as demonstrated by her "can-do attitude" in approaching her challenges.  I hope you'll watch Kathy in this video and be inspired to live in an extraordinary way.

Read Kathy's obituary