US Military Endurance Sports

LCDR Steven Peace // Para-cycling

Date of Birth02/05/1974

BirthplaceAlbion, MI

Current ResidenceSan Diego, CA

StrengthsClimbing, Time Trials

In 2006, Steven was a healthy, U.S. Navy Officer and long-time cyclist, regularly riding 200 miles a week when, one month before his fourth deployment to Iraq/Afghanistan, he suffered a massive stroke leaving him unable to speak, use his right arm, or walk independently. Among the things he had to give up was the Navy, where he had served proudly for 16 years.

Physicians were unable to identify the cause of his stroke, and prescribed a cane and hard plastic brace for his leg. Steven’s right side is still paralyzed and walking remains difficult. With determination and tenacity, Steven turned his focus to triathlons and cycling on a trike for rehabilitation. Over the last several years, he has raced in 12 triathlons, including the Oceanside 70.3 Half-Ironman, three times. In cycling he has participated in numerous events and has won 3 Para-Cycling US National Championships and competed in Para Cycling World Cups and World Championships around the world. The highlight of his racing to date is the 2012 Paralympic Games in London where he placed 5th and 7th in the road race and time trial respectively. When not racing or riding, Steven runs his own coaching business, Peace Cycling Performance.