National Veterans Wheelchair Games

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Ken Walsh and Todd Kemery

Photograph By Chip Litherland for ESPN

Ken Walsh, left, a Navy veteran from Shoreview, Minn., and Todd Kemery, a Marine veteran from Lakeville, Minn., celebrate near the handcycling finish line. "When you're new to a chair, your world has pretty much come to an end," Kemery said in 2011. "Once I started to see the benefits of sports, it just became a natural thing to talk about to other people who are struggling."