Cody McCasland, Eight Year Old Triathlete Cmpetes in Austin

The Ranger Traithlon was held Sunday morning at the Texas School for the Deaf that kicks off the USAT sanctioned 1379 Kids Tri Series races. The event is opened to all participants ages seven and up, with various distance-appropriate courses for all ages. This year Cody McCasland, 8, from Colleyville, TX, participated in the event. Cody is a double above knee amputee born with a rare birth defect called Sacral Agenesis that caused his legs to form both missing tibias and knees. Doctors, in his best interest, amputated his legs at 15 months old, and Cody has never stopped challenging himself physically. He raced the 100m swim, 2.2 mile bike ride, and 800, run in under thirty minutes.
Cody gets assistance from Josh Geisinger to the transition area after participating in the 100m swim portion of the triathlon. Cody will use a special push bicycle and race wheelchair for the remaining two events.

Photo by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman

For Cody’s website see Team Cody

For a complete photo gallery see Pictures

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