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A quick conversation: John and Alice Register

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Track and field athlete John Register was training for the 1996 Olympics when he landed wrong in a jump and ultimately had his leg amputated above the knee. He and his wife of 32 years, Alice, tell the story of his path to win a medal in the 2000 Paralympics in Sydney, Australia. 

Listen: “…and seven days later I went from world-class athlete to amputee.”

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