Lex Gillette is an American track and field athlete who has proved to the world that there are absolutely no excuses. Retina detachments in both eyes have left him with the challenge of living life with no sight. Fortunately for Lex, once he lost his sight, he gained a vision.
The 2015 track and field season was another successful year for Lex. He won an unprecedented eighth U.S. Paralympic Track and Field National Championship in the long jump, set a new ParaPan American Games record for the long jump on route to winning the 2015 ParaPan American Games gold medal, and he successfully defended his 2013 IPC Athletics long jump world title at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championships that were held in Doha, Qatar. Lex Gillette finished the 2015 season as the number one ranked totally blind long jumper in the world. Now, his sights are set on 2016 as he aims to make his fourth consecutive Paralympic Games team and bring home gold for the United States of America.
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