Challenge Athlete



Cycling, Triathlon


Steve is a San Diego, CA native and retired Navy officer.   On October 16, 2006, while alone at home, Steve experienced a sudden paralyzing stroke.  The stroke caused Steve to immediately hit the floor where he laid for 14 hours before help arrived.

Steve lay in a hospital bed for three months with no use of his right side and after several months of outpatient care he could only walk with the aid of a leg brace and cane.   In 2009, Steve found CAF Operation Rebound and began competing in triathlons.

Since joining the Operation Rebound team, Steve has completed two Olympic distance triathlons and the Steve completed his first 70.3 triathlon at the 2010 Ironman California.  He is also a   member of the U.S. Paralympics National Cycling Team and competed in the 2010 World Cycling Championships in Canada.  Steve won a gold medal in the cycling time trial at the 2011 Pan Am Games.  Steve was also a member of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Cycling Team.

“Before my injury I played it safe, but now with the support and inspiration of  CAF and my newly found abilities I know I can conquer any challenge.”-Steve Peace

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