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September 5th, 2011
10:19 AM ET

Human Factor: From orphan to triathlete

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle – injury, illness or other hardship – they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn't know they possessed. This week we profile Scout Bassett, an amputee who went from living in a Chinese orphanage to competing in the 2012 Paratriathlon World Championships

The national championships are always an exciting and sometimes nerve-racking time. The title alone is enough to cause buzz.  Add in the Big Apple mystique and the event has a whole new dimension.

More paratriathletes race at the NYC Triathlon, host of the Paratriathlon National Championships, than any other triathlon in the U.S. Over the past five years, it’s incredible to see how far our sport has come and the tremendous growth that has transpired in paratriathlon.

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