Name: Howie Sanborn
Hometown: Denver, Colo.
Current Residence: Colorado Springs, Colo.
2018 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup bronze medalist
2017, 2018 Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships bronze medalist
2017 Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup gold medalist
2017 USA Paratriathlon National Champion
2014 USA Paratriathlon National Championships silver medalist
2014 Manaus ITU World Paratriathlon Event silver medalist
Elite Triathlon Career
2018: Earned a bronze medal at the Sarasota-Bradenton CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Placed 10th at the Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup • Earned a bronze medal at the Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on July 14 • Finished 8th at ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton on July 27 • Took 11th at the ITU Paratriathlon World Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, on Sept. 12 • Earned a fourth-place finish at the Sarasota-Bradenton ITU Paratriathlon World Cup on Oct. 14, held in a duathlon format
2017: Started his season by taking bronze at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Placed ninth at ITU World Paratriathlon Yokohama • Won his first USA Paratriathlon National Championships title • Earned a gold medal at the Magog ITU Paratriathlon World Cup • Finished eighth at ITU World Paratriathlon Edmonton
2016: Took fifth at the Sarasota CAMTRI Paratriathlon American Championships • Finished ninth at two consecutive ITU World Paratriathlon Events in Penrith and Aguilas • Recorded an eighth-place finish at the Strathclyde ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Placed fourth at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships
2015: Claimed bronze in the men’s PT1 open division at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Chicago
2014: Finished seventh at the Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Took fifth at the Chicago ITU World Paratriathlon Event • Was the runner-up in the men’s PT1 division at the USA Paratriathlon National Championships • Won a silver medal at the Manaus ITU World Paratriathlon Event
2013: Placed fifth at the San Diego ITU Paratriathlon International Event
Personal: Retired U.S. Army veteran who served for 15 years as an Airborne Ranger and a demonstrator on the U.S. Army Parachute Team, "The Golden Knights" • Began competing in triathlon as an able-bodied age group athlete while serving with the U.S. Army • Was cycling with a friend in September 2012 when a distracted driver struck him from behind, breaking his back and paralyzing him from the waist down • During his recovery at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), was introduced to Keri Serota, one of the co-founders of Dare2Tri Paratriathlon Club • Competed in his first triathlon as a wheelchair athlete 7 months after he was injured, and has continued to compete at the elite level ever since.