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Brad Smith 

Para-athlete, Motivator, Coach


​Brad has played sports since 1st grade (baseball, basketball, football).  In high school he competed in track, cross country, and basketball.  Brad ran his first marathon while in college in 1998 and his first triathlon in 2000.  He has continued to compete in triathlons, duathlons, cycling races, and running races ever since.

Brad has a BS in exercise physiology (Ohio University), a MEd in physical education (Ohio State University) and a MEd in school counseling (Georgia State University).  Brad was a personal trainer for three years, then a physical education teacher for six years.  He is now a school counselor at Lakeside High School in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Brad suffered a spinal cord injury on June 1st, 2010, yet he has continued living a physically active lifestyle.  Brad and his wife Carrie started the Atlanta Triathlon Club – Paratriathlon Program to help encourage others with physical disabilities to be active.  In 2012, Brad raced for the first time since his injury.  He competed in 5 triathlons, the Peachtree Road Race 10K, and the Atlanta Marathon.   

Brad is a USA Triathlon Level 1 coach, he sits on the USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Council as the Paratriathlon Representative, and he organizes a paratriathlon series in the Southeast and a wheelchair racing series in the Metro Atlanta area.  Brad also volunteers at paratriathlon camps for organizations such as the Getting2Tri Foundation, the Challenged Athletes Foundation, and the Lakeshore Foundation.

Brad’s focus continues to be getting people with physical disabilities active as well as creating a network of communication and participation among the disability sport organizations in the Metro Atlanta area.  He is very excited to join TeamEndured and help people Be Brave and Be Badass! 

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