Episode: EP 11: "Kelly Green & Gold" w/ Katie Kelly, Australian Olympic Gold Medalist in Paratriathlon


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EP 11: "Kelly Green & Gold" w/ Katie Kelly, Australian Olympic Gold Medalist in Paratriathlon
The Sufferfest Podcast: Everybody Hurts Katie Kelly is an Australian triathlete who was diagnosed in her mid-20s with a degenerative disease known as Usher syndrome, which affects both hearing and vision. Declared legally blind in 2015 just a few months shy of her 40th birthday, Kelly contacted the Australian Paralympic Committee regarding her eligibility to compete in paratriathlon as a vision impaired paratriathlete. In the short time since she joined the elite ranks she’s garnered an impressive palmares, including gold medals at the 2015 ITU World Championships and most recently in the 2016 Rio Paralympics. We talk to Katie about the path she took on her way to gold in Rio, and what the future holds.

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