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U.S. Paralympics Cycling Mourns The Loss Of David McGrinn

By U.S. Paralympics | Aug. 01, 2019, 10:01 p.m. (ET)

McGrinn, right, placed third in the MT2 road race at the USA Para-cycling Road National Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Paralympic cycling community mourns the loss of David McGrinn, who passed away on Saturday, July 27 in Orlando, Florida.

McGrinn, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and pastor, was an avid cyclist with the Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing group and a rising athlete in the U.S. Paralympics Cycling program. He was a cyclist, husband and father to a nine-year-old child. He will be remembered by always having a smile on his face, spreading positivity and being an ambassador to the U.S. Paralympics Cycling program.

“Today is an incredibly sad day for the Paralympic community,” said Ian Lawless, director of U.S. Paralympics Cycling. “David was an inspiring individual, an incredible friend and an uplifting teammate who truly personified the ideals of the Paralympic Movement. Our thoughts go out to David’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time.”

McGrinn most recently competed at the 2019 USA Cycling Para-cycling Road Nationals in Knoxville, Tennessee, in June, where he raced to third-place finishes in the MT2 road race and time trial events.

McGrinn was tragically hit by a truck while training in Orlando. 
In lieu of flowers, McGrinn’s family asks that donations are made to Paralyzed Veterans of America Racing.