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Paralympic Games

Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete

Blind Navy veteran sees himself as triathlete

Within a year after an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan cost him his sight in September 2011, Navy Lt. Brad Snyder had won seven gold medals at the Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colo., as well as one silver and two gold medals at the Paralympic Games in London. "I originally got involved in the Paralympic movement as an aspect of rehab," Snyder said. "When I first got hurt, I had all these people coming to my hospital room and sending me Facebook messages and tweets and all that sort of stuff that said, 'Hey, we love you, we care about you, we want you to get better, we're worried for you.' So I wanted an avenue to show all these people that...