Blauwet began racing in ninth grade after being recruited by her local high school track coach. After high school, she attended the University of Arizona where she received a degree in molecular biology and was a member of the university's Wheelchair Track and Road Racing Team.

A three-time Paralympian, Blauwet has seven career Paralympic Games medals. Although she did not medal in Bejiing, she came close on a number of races.

Blauwet is now a fifth year medical student at Stanford University with plans to specialize in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and to use her role as a physician to promote opportunities for physical activity, personal empowerment, and disability rights at a global level. She took a break from her medical studies in 2008 to race full time in preparation for Beijing, under sponsorship by Visa USA, Nike, and The Hartford.

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Major Achievements:

  • 2008: U.S. Paralympic Team member, Track & Field - Paralympic Games, Beijing, China
  • 2008: Winner - Los Angeles Marathon
  • 2005: Winner - Boston Marathon
  • 2005:  ESPY Award Nominee
  • 2004: Gold medal 800m; bronze medal, 5,000m and Marathon - 2004 Paralympic Games, Athens, Greece
  • 2004: Winner - Boston Marathon
  • 2004: Winner - Los Angeles Marathon
  • 2004: ESPY Award Nominee
  • 2003: Winner - New York City Marathon (set new course record)
  • 2003: Winner - Los Angeles Marathon
  • 2003: Women's Sports Foundation "2003 Sportswoman of the Year" Nominee
  • 2002: Winner - New York City Marathon
  • 2002: USA Today Academic All-American Team
  • 2000: Silver medal, 100m; bronze medal, 200m, 400m and 800m - Paralympic Games, Sydney, Australia