Wounded warriors compete in Marine Corp Trials in San Diego

Wounded warriors compete in Marine Corp Trials in San Diego
Wounded Warriors Marine Corp Trials

Track athletes perform warm-up drills during the 2014 Marine Corps Trials on Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 4, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Anna Albrecht. More photos at: http://www.defense.gov/photoessays


More than four years ago, Sgt. Michael Pride returned home from his duty with the Marine Corp. He’d been injured in Afghanistan after his Humvee rolled onto his arm.

Worried the accident would end his career and stand between him and the athletic lifestyle he enjoyed, Pride got involved in the first Marine Corp Trials.

Now in its 4th year, the 2014 Trials started March 4 and runs through tomorrow at Camp Pendleton. You can LiveStream events here.

Over 300 wounded warriors from across the country and from Australia, Canada, France, Columbia and others are competing as four teams in seven sports, including basketball, track and field and archery.

Some live with limb difference, while others cope with PTSD and other illnesses.

To learn more, and to see a video with Sgt. Pride – now an assistant Trials coach – check out this NBC News story.

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