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Jeffrey Scott Martin

Paralympian 2016

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Colorado Springs, CO


Michigan City High School (Michigan City, Indiana) ‘00 Purdue University North Central ’09, Nursing

classification: MC4

Martin joined the Marine Corps after graduating high school and served three tours of duty in Iraq as a staff sergeant. He acquired two traumatic brain injuries in two separate incidents where his Humvee rolled over an improvised explosive device. He was awarded a Purple Heart after the first explosion, but it was the second explosion that resulted in more serious injuries for him - he even temporarily lost his ability to read and walk. He started cycling in 2011, and it didn’t take long for him to become one of the best riders in the country. In 2013, he won three national titles and set the American Record in the 4k track pursuit. His Paralympic journey started with the inaugural Warrior Games where he won the title of Ultimate Champion, the highest individual honor....Married to Tonya Martin…Has one sister, Kim…Hobbies include shooting, scuba diving, hanging out with my family and fostering pit bulls…He has four dogs and a cat.
  • One-time Paralympian (2016)
  • Most recent: 2016 – Track – 5th (pursuit)
  • Years of Participation: Track – 2014, 2015, 2016; Road – 2013, 2014
  • Top Finish: Track – 4th, 2014 (pursuit); Road – 4th, 2014 (time trial)
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