Racer - Speaker - Trailblazer
My name is André Kajlich.
I’m an endurance athlete, a motivational speaker, and a record-setting wheelchair athlete who has competed in ultra-endurance races around the world.
A slice of my story: In 2003, I was hit and run over by a subway train while studying in the Czech Republic. One leg had to be amputated at the hip, the other halfway down my femur.
Learning to walk again was harder than any Ironman, but the process gave me a newfound commitment to tackling challenges and proving what we’re all capable of.
I enjoy eating miles and noodles.
Here’s proof of the former.
2017 “Race Across America” (RAAM) Solo Finisher (#570)
1st and only Handcycle Athlete to complete RAAM Solo
364.8 miles at “Cycling 24-Hour World Time Trial Championships”
Ultraman World Champion
1st Wheelchair Athlete to complete an Ultraman Triathlon (Canada, Australia & Hawaii)
Ironman World Champion
“Worth The Hurt” San Francisco Double-Marathon
2x ITU World Championships Silver Medalist
Panamerican Paratriathlon Champion
National Ironman 70.3 Champion
USAT Paratriathlete of the Year