Blind Ambition: How to Envision Your Limitless Potential


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Patricia's Blind Ambition

Patricia's strategic planning and ability to execute on goals made it possible for her to achieve a life that surpasses her wildest dreams; it is now her goal to teach others to pursue their own blind Ambitions.

Diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor, Patricia Walsh became blind at age five due to complications of surgery. As a teenager she struggled with depression and hopelessness. Today, Patricia is a world champion triathlete and award-winning engineer. She has raced in over 12 marathons and ultra-marathons. When a friend first mentioned triathlon to her in 2009, she immediately signed up for the Ironman before even owning a bike! In 2011, she set the world record for blind athletes in the Ironman distance, blowing away previous female and male records by over 80 minutes. Patricia has a degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, becoming one of the first blind engineers at Microsoft.

Today Patricia aspires to represent her country in the 2016 Paralympics in triathlon.

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"Patricia Walsh is an expert in overcoming challenges that stand in the way of reaching one's goal. This is an outstanding read!"
Barry Siff, president of USA Triathlon and 10-time IRONMAN competitor

Patricia's Athletic Achievements

  • 4 x National champion
  • 2 x Bronze Medalist ITU World Championships
  • 2012 USAT Athlete of the Year
  • 2 X PATCO Gold Medalist
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