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11/20/2011 03:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sean Fitzgibbon, Amputee, Completes 200-Mile Kayak Journey (VIDEO)

When Sean Fitzgibbon meets a challenge, he dives right in.

Fitzgibbon, who has a prosthetic right leg, just completed a nearly 200-mile kayak journey through the coastal waters of southwest Florida. The admirable athlete refuses to let anything hold him back, despite having had his leg amputated at the age of three, according to ABC Action News.

"My mother was on a drug for morning sickness...I was born without the fibula in my right leg," Fitzgibbon told ABC in an interview.

He and fellow kayaker Jeff Fabiszewski set out late last month on the journey along the Great Calusa Blueway Paddling Trail throughout Lee County, Fla., according to NaplesNews.com.

But kayaking isn't where Fitzgibbon's sporting abilities end. According to ABC, he's also an avid surfer. In fact, he's a four-time national amputee champion.

While Fitzgibbon's feat is impressive, he's not alone. Mark Mathers, a quad-amputee, has been working on perfecting a system so that he can kayak. So far, he's been able to help craft braces making it possible for him to maneuver a kayak with relative ease.

There's also Adam Starr, a 21-year-old cancer survivor and leg amputee, who doesn't let it prevent him from continuing to do gymnastics.

WATCH (ABC's interview with Sean Fitzgibbon):

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