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ATHLETE: Blake Haxton CATEGORY: On the Water SUBCATEGORY: Paralympic Rowing DESKTOP_ID: 5021642600001 MOBILE_ID: 5021496465001

July 25, 2014

Haxton had a successful high school rowing career but had both of his legs amputated due to flesh-eating bacteria. He continued training and found success at the Paralympic level with fourth- and fifth-place finishes at the last two world championships before qualifying for the Paralympics in Rio.

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