Corey Reed: CrossFit Adaptive Athlete “Making History”

There are many inspirational CrossFit stories out there, but this is easily one of my favourites.

Corey Reed was 23 when he was involved in a near fatal car accident which left him completely blind and a right leg amputee.

Determined not to let his physical condition prevent him from doing the things he loved, Corey continued to live a life full of extreme sports.

He’s now a blind professional wakeboarder, and training to compete at the Paralympic games as a snowboarder.

Corey also does CrossFit training to prepare and condition himself for these sports.

Last month Corey Reed etched his name in the CrossFit record books, by becoming the first adaptive athlete to compete in an able-bodied CrossFit competition with CFLA in Phoenix, AZ.

He also competed at the inaugural Working Wounded CrossFit Games on November 10, in Virginia, a CrossFit styled competition designed for amputees and severely wounded veterans.

The above video is a teaser of the upcoming documentary, “Making History”, which talks about the ride Corey has taken since becoming a blind amputee.

You can find out more about the life journey of Corey Reed at his website, by clicking here.

You can also check out the video below, which shows him taking part in his first ever CrossFit WOD:

John Michael Bric
John is a newsreader, freelance writer and Level 1 CrossFit Trainer. A contributing writer for the CrossFit Games and CrossFit Community websites, he is also a Regional Media Liaison for CrossFit Inc. When he's not training, he can often be heard reading breakfast news on the radio or trying to convince people that chicken burgers, french fries and beer are all Paleo.
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