Meet Hector Picard, Triathlete with a Mission
Double Amputee Competes to Inspire
An inspiration to those who participate in triathlons and those of us who wish we could, Florida native Hector Picard took on the longest and toughest distance of the Mack Cycle Trilogy III recently at Miami Marine Stadium.
What’s so special about Hector? He’s a double amputee, and he participates to raise funds for Broward Children’s Center. As part of his #RacingForTrueChampions campaign sponsored by Novation Settlement Solutions, Hector ran, bicycled and swam to honor and inspire 17-year-old Enoldine, who is currently receiving treatment at BCC.
Hector swam using a modified method he created on his back and cycled on a specially outfitted road bike. Throughout the entire three-part competition, he wore a photo of Enoldine around his neck. And, after completing this impressive feat, Hector presented Enoldine with his finisher’s medal at an Olympic-style ceremony at BCC to inspire her and other children to keep fighting for their health and overcome all obstacles that lie ahead.
Hector has competed in more than 25 triathlons throughout Florida and the nation this year, seeking to inspire patients and raise crucial funds for Broward Children’s Center, which treats children who hail from across Florida and nationwide. Each race is dedicated to a different child at the facility.
The Mack Cycle Trilogy served as important training for Hector as he prepares to accomplish his goal of becoming the first double amputee to finish the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, this October.
Hector’s racing is sponsored by West Palm Beach-based Novation Settlement Solutions. He also serves as a spokesperson for the company, which he credits for helping him launch his “second chance” at life as a triathlete and motivational speaker after a difficult divorce and the traumatic accident which led to the loss of his limbs.
Learn more about Hector’s charitable efforts and his incredibly inspiring story.