Mar 17, 1961
Arizona State University ’95
Key started his international cycling career at the age of 53, but he has been involved in a variety of sports throughout his life. As a young child, he fell while climbing a tree and had a compound fracture in his arm that ended up getting infected. After months in the hospital, Key lost the use of his right hand, but that didn’t stop him from going on to play baseball and tennis. Ten years later, Key’s perseverance was tested again as he was diagnosed with cancer and lost his right leg. Key first started riding as a means of transportation while pursuing his degree at Arizona State. Years later, he decided it was time to ride a bike again and was quickly progressed from casual rides, to longer training rides and international races. He completed the Pan-Mass Challenge, a 190-mile race, with his brother, which inspired him to complete more charity cycling events. In 2010, he logged more than 30 long-distance rides and was invited by the U.S. Paralympic Cycling program to a training camp....Hobbies include golfing…Develops his own custom bike adaptations and works to make accessible modifications more widely available.
- Most recent: 2019 – Road – 10th (time trial), 16th (road race); Track – 6th (scratch), 11th (pursuit), 12th (time trial)
- Years of Participation: Road - 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019; Track – 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
- Medals: 1 (1 bronze)
- Bronze – 2017 (track time trial)