Mark Bathum, Paralympian
U.S. Parlympics Alpine Skiing National Team
Two-time Paralympic silver medalist Mark Bathum, diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a degenerative eye condition that causes a loss of all peripheral vision, took away silver in the men's visually impaired class to lead Team USA to four top-10 finishes in the men’s super-G competition at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center. Bathum (Seattle, Wash.) and guide Cade Yamamoto (Quincy, WA), won their first Paralympic medal together after only racing together for two and a half months. Bathum is now a two-time Paralympic silver medalist after finishing as the runner-up in the downhill at the Vancouver 2010 Paralympic Winter Games. Mark was voted the “Best of the U.S., Male Paralympian of the Winter Games.” Mark will share his experiences as an world class athlete living with, and overcoming, the challenges of degenerative eye disease.
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