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Conversation with an Upcoming Tokyo Paralympian

By Denise Irving | June 12, 2021

To be a competitive athlete in the Olympics requires not only commitment, discipline, mental toughness, and true grit, but also a lot of resiliency.

Jeff Bigelow sits down with author, songwriter, musician, TEDx speaker, AND Paralympian, Lex Gillette. Lex shares his remarkable story of losing his sight and how it ultimately shaped his future, the strict training schedule to prepare for competition, what influenced him to become a four-time Paralympic medalist, and his goals for the upcoming Tokyo Summer Olympics. (Pssst….spoiler alert: He’s going for GOLD)!

Lex is a true inspiration and challenges the way we think. No Need for Sight When You Have a Vision® is Lex’s mantra and his outlook on life.

Keep your eyes open for Lex in the upcoming games! In the meantime, you can check out Lex's 5-star book – Fly! – on Amazon.


Written by Denise Irving
Denise is new to our team, she has an adventurous side, is an outdoor enthusiast hitting trails for runs and races anywhere she can with her companion, Stella, she also loves yoga and cooking. She is extremely passionate and committed to environmental and human rights issues and is the secretary for the Board of Directors for the Shenipsit Striders, a non-profit dedicated to trail stewardship programs in Connecticut and beyond.

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