Dr. Bob Frederick Sport Leadership Lecture Series

Triumph From Tragedy: The Will to Survive

September 7, 2018

Ali McWeeny

Track and Field Throws Coach (Central Washington University)

Ali was a competitive powerlifter, amateur strongman, and collegiate track & field thrower at CWU from 2006-2009 until she was in an accident that resulted in an above knee amputation on her left leg and reconstructive surgery on her right leg. Within 4 months after her accident, she returned to competitive powerlifting, college to pursue her degree, and began her coaching career in track & field.

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In this podcast, Ali shares an inspiring story on how a boating accident changed her outlook on life. (Originally recorded in 2017)