Danielle Mclaughlin

  • United States
  • Born: 1986

Impairment Details
In August 2004, her left foot was amputated following a recurrence of Synovial Sarcoma, a cancer that affects soft tissue, usually in the joints or extremities.

Start of sporting career
She completed her first triathlon in 2011.

Reason for taking up this sport
Her amputation forced her to a take a break from sports but after graduating from school she rediscovered her love of sports through the Challenged Athletes Foundation [CAF]. Shortly thereafter she completed her first triathlon and hasn’t looked back since. “I had always enjoyed running, and after my amputation, that is definitely what I missed the most.”

To compete at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Most influential person in career
“My mentor through CAF, Tara Butcher, has been an incredibly positive influence in my life. She has encouraged me every step of the way!”

She works at the University of California in San Diego, CA, as an administrative assistant.

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Competition Highlights

World Championships
2TRI-52012Auckland, NZL1:11:32

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Latest Athlete Results
2012 Barfoot and Thompson World Triathlon Grand Final Auckland
22 Oct, 2012 - Para Triathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:11:32
2012 Edmonton ITU Triathlon World Cup
06 Jul, 2012 - Para Triathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:18:19
2011 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Beijing
10 Sep, 2011 - Para Triathlon Female TRI-5 - 01:35:08
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Athlete Fact Sheet
Given Name Danielle
Family Name Mclaughlin
Representing USA
Para triathlon Class
Para triathlon Subclass
Year of Birth 1986
Residence Santa Monica , United States
Coach Bernard Baski [personal]
Hobbies Hiking, travelling, and spending time with family and friends.
Website https://canceratemyfoot.wordpress.com/
Twitter @survive_n_thriv
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World Triathlon Athlete ID 51373
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