Nurse Beats Cancer, Readies for Warrior Games

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Nurse Beats Cancer, Readies for Warrior Games:

Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a fierce competitor, mother and cancer survivor, will be competing in all of the women’s wheelchair track events and all of the women’s classified swimming events at this year’s DoD Warrior Games held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, June 19 through June 28.

Elmlinger, a disabled nurse, said there weren’t any female wheelchair track racers at last year’s Warrior Games, so she raced against the men and earned silver medals in the 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter and 1,500 meter races. She also earned gold medals in the women’s classified 50-meter freestyle, 50-meter backstroke and 100-freestyle.

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