Hometown: Trenton, NJ

Personal Story: Kelly is a USAT Elite Paratriathlete (PT4) and Paris 2024 Paralympic hopeful. She was born with a congenital limb difference of her right arm, but this difference has never stopped her. The truth is, it has blessed her with fierce determination when faced with obstacles and taught her that with a strong will and a little creativity, anything is possible.

Kelly’s goal is to be the first US female athlete with an upper extremity disability to go to a Paralympic Games in Paratriathlon.  It has never been done.  Her sports class includes athletes with arm disabilities, yet in my 5 years of racing, I’ve only raced 1 other athlete with an upper extremity limb difference/amputation.  Kelly wants every little girl/woman like her out there to see that it’s possible and have representation of all the disabilities in our sports class at the games.

Kelly has been competing in National and International level races since 2018 where she has been fortunate to stand on the podium multiple times earning medals for the USA.  Kelly is a USAT Level 1 Coach, USAT Level 1 Paratriathlon Coach, and extremely passionate about sharing her love for adaptive sports.

Physical Challenge: Congenital limb difference

Sport: Triathlon

Social Media: Instagram: @kworrell_tri

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