Elizabeth Marks just wanted to prove she was fit for duty.
Hailing from Arizona, Sgt. 1st Class Marks, 30, didn’t take up swimming until 2012 after she suffered a bilateral hip injury during a tour in Iraq. She started swimming as a way to get back in shape and qualify for active duty again when a friend suggested she compete in the Warrior Games, a sport event for wounded, injured or ill service members and veterans.
“I was just trying to be found fit for duty, and I couldn’t run, so I took up swimming as a second form of cardio, and there was a gentleman there who encouraged me to try out for Warrior Games,” Marks told Fox News.