Former Paralympic Coach Comes ‘Full Circle’ After Losing a Leg

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Former Paralympic Coach Comes ‘Full Circle’ After Losing a Leg

Jon Kreamelmeyer, whose right leg was amputated last year, prefers to see it as a transformation rather than a disability.

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Jon Kreamelmeyer. a recent amputee and a former Paralympic cross-country skiing coach, skiing in Frisco, Colo. Credit…Kelsey Brunner for The New York Times

By Shauna Farnell

March 20, 2022Updated 11:23 a.m. ET

FRISCO, Colo. — In a different world, Jon Kreamelmeyer, 75, would have been in Canada competing in the Masters World Cup of cross-country skiing last week.

Instead, he was learning to navigate life with one leg.

In January 2021, Kreamelmeyer, an International Paralympic Committee technical classifier who helps determine the competition class for new athletes and a former U.S. Paralympic coach, noticed a dull pain in his right leg. A hot sensation radiated from [...]

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