Willie Stewart - Meet and Q&A with Paralympian and Endurance Athlete

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BSU Student Recreation Center Classroom

1515 University Drive

Boise, Idaho 83706

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Come meet Paralympic Medalist and elite endurance athlete Willie Stewart.

In 1980, Willie Stewart was an 18-year-old undefeated high school wrestler working a summer construction job at the Watergate Hotel in Washington, D.C. A horrific construction accident cost him his left arm just below his shoulder and almost crushed his spirit.

After re-kindling his passion for sports on the rugby pitch, Willie transformed himself into one of the most accomplished endurance athletes the world has ever seen…. Not disabled. Not able bodied. Just period.

His accomplishments span the world of sports – and the world itself, including winning the Catalina Marathon overall… multiple finishes at the Ironman and Xterra World Championships… winning a silver medal in nordic country skiing at the paralympics… kayaking the Grand Canyon… 15 finishes of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon…two finishes of the Grueling Hurt 100 run in Hawaii … multiple adventure races… the list goes on and on.

At age 55, willie refuses to slow down, and in 2017 took it to a whole new level, becoming the first challenged athlete to complete Leadman – more than 280 miles of mountain biking and trail running over multiple events – all contested at an average of 10,000 feet of elevation.

Join us for this opportunity to meet Willie and hear his inspiring story.

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Boise, Idaho 83706

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