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A Wheelchair Veteran Climbs to Personal Victory in Hand-Cycling Event

Wheelchair athletes are competitive - that's easy to see if you watch any of the events this week at the 33rd National Veterans Wheelchair Games in Tampa.

Sometimes the competition is not another athlete but instead oneself.

This video features an athlete and veteran named Tracie. She was the final participant in the hand-cycling race Sunday. All had finished before her. Yet she did not give up.

With cheers of encouragement from her coaches and a bit of help from race volunteers - Tracie cleared the Platt Street Bridge rise and heads downhill to the finish line just three blocks away.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-xX6iMsp4Y&feature=share&list=UUsN1ZItTKcJ4AGsBIni35gg