|Mackenzie Woodring and teammate Shawn Cheshire will be competing|
in the tandem bike racing competition at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.
I interviewed her my e-book for Middle Grade girls Girls Succeed! when she was just beginning her career in cycling. She still juggles working as an engineer and her biking competitions, but at this elite level she has to continue to train year round while working her full-time job as an engineer.
The Summer Paralympic Games for highly skilled athletes who have physical disabilities begin September 7 and will end September 18 in Rio in Brazil. Athletes from all over the world compete in 23 Paralympic sports and 528 events. The games use the same venues as the 2016 Rio Olympics.
|Mackenzie and Shawn|
In 2008 Mackenzie Woodring and Karissa Whitsell won gold, silver and bronze medals in cycling in Beijing. Not only did they medal three times at the Paralympics, they set a world record in cycling.
I told Mackenzie I'd have to edit out the porta-potties
in the back ground for the book,
but she exclaimed,
"Porta-potties are very important to racers!"
So I left them in for this post.
It has been a privilege to follow Mackenzie's career. She is an excellent role model for girls.
|Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women|
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Discover the obstaclesMackenzie Woodring overcame to continue her career in bicycle racing in the interactive e-book Girls Succeed: Stories Behind the Careers of Successful Women available at amazon.