After a long flight back from Rio de Janeiro, Brad returned to a huge crowed of fans waiting for him at Tampa International Airport, including many officers and members of the Clearwater Yacht Club, friends, family, and news crews from local CBS affiliate, channel 10 WTSP, NBC affiliate WFLA Channel 8, and Bay News 9.
It was a exciting and emotional time for all.
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With a strong 2nd and two 3rd place finishes, USA Paralympic Sonar team of Rick Doerr, Brad Kendell and Hugh Freund rocket into 2nd place at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Game. This is the kind of consistency that wins medals.
After three days, USA has 18 points, 6 behind first place Australia and 3 ahead of third place New Zealand.
Keep up the great work, gentlemen!
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Racing to Rio is far more than the journey of a few elite athletes striving for world records, gold medals and personal bests. Racing to Rio is the story of transformation from individuals overcoming personal challenges to become world-class sailors and heroes who inspire others to face their challenges and live life to the fullest through the sport of sailing. Racing to Rio is literally about Brad Kendell's journey to the Paralympics in Rio 2016, but also serves on a larger scale as a metaphor for all people who face challenges and how they can take on life to win their own "races" by being the best they can be.