Blake Haxton holding oar (© AFP/Getty Images/Valerie Macon)

For Blake Haxton, rowing means more than racing about in boats

A rare infection took Blake Haxton's legs, but it didn't stop him. He placed at the World Rowing Championships and will compete in the 2016 Paralympics.
Lex Gillette wearing track jersey (© AP Images)

Lex Gillette has a vision for gold in the long jump

Blind long jumper Lex Gillette holds the world record for the sport, but can he win his first gold medal in Rio during the 2016 Paralympics?
Olympic rings in front of fireworks (© AP Images)

Need some Olympic-level motivation? [video]

Team USA Olympic and Paralympic athletes share mantras that make them move faster, reach higher and feel stronger, from training to competition time.