Episode #20 - Jacqui Kapinowski
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When Jacqui first agreed to do the Trail Dames podcast, I thought that we would spend our time talking about the obstacles she has overcome in her life.  Hit with bacterial meningitis twice, and later diagnosed with a degenerative neurological disease, Jacqui went from being an accomplished athlete to being confined to a wheelchair.  What an inspiring story, right?     Then, after doing further research, I decided that instead, we would talk about the amazing things she has accomplished since landing in the wheelchair.  Multiple medals and championships at both the National and International levels in curling, running, triathlons, and rowing.  She has competed in two different Olympic games and is training for Tokyo in 2020.  Plenty to talk about in a podcast, right?   But when I finally got to sit down and speak to Jacqui, I learned that, while her past is beyond extraordinary, it is her future that she is looking towards.  Join us as Jacqui talks about her goals for the 2020 Olympics, her work creating the first adaptive kayak program for Achilles International, and her personal quest to complete "The Crossing", an 80-mile, open ocean row across the gulf stream from the Bahamas to Miami.    I guarantee you this will be one of the most inspirational, motivational, and just plain fun interviews you have ever heard!      Jacqui Kapinowski- http://www.jacquikapinowski.com/ Achilles International- https://www.achillesinternational.org/  The Crossing- https://www.crossingforacure.com/  
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