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Lex Gillette: “I get to my 16th step and I jump.”

  • Aired: 05/23/2012
  • 03:09
  • Rating: NR
Vision-impaired athlete Lex Gillette competes in four Paralympic sports, two in jumping and two in running. Lex talks about losing his vision as a young boy and says, “We had to figure out how we were going to move on from that.” In this video he shows MEDAL QUEST how he sets up for his tremendous flying jumps.
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Lex Gillette: “I get to my 16th step and I jump.”
Meet Lex Gillette, Track and Field athlete in long jump, triple jump, 100m and 200m races.
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