Paralyzed Veterans Racing: Keith Winchell
Military service: Air Force from 81-04 (24 years)
Hometown: The Villages, FL
Paralyzed Veterans of America local chapter: Central Florida PVA
How long have you been racing with Paralyzed Veterans Racing: Joined the Paralyzed Veterans Racing (PVR) Team in 2012.
Keith says: I am a L1 paraplegic, incomplete. My first race with PVR was in Rome, GA, where I got a good education on handcycling. With so little information out there on racing handcycles, PVR is just what I was looking for.
PVR has given me back the feeling of my days in the military and as a NYPD police officer, being part of team and helping with our strengths and weaknesses. This year my racing is coming together with my first win at the Port Lucie Half Marathon, and it was the team that won also. The PVR team really is a "Band of Brothers."