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The best of the human spirit is revealing itself this week in Colorado Springs. A few images from the first days of competition at Warrior Games 2013 ...

Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Linda Simpson performs a seated discus throw Sunday during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice at the 2013 Warrior Games. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew JohnsonNavy Petty Officer 1st Class Linda Simpson performs a seated discus throw Sunday during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice at the 2013 Warrior Games. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Johnson

Retired Seaman Steve Hancock performs a seated discus throw during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice Sunday at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew JohnsonRetired Seaman Steve Hancock performs a seated discus throw during a team Navy Coast Guard track and field practice Sunday at the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew Johnson

Marine Sergeant Brian McPherson reacts to winning gold Sunday in the Men's Bicyle Open event of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ HersomMarine Sergeant Brian McPherson reacts to winning gold Sunday in the Men's Bicyle Open event of the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

Marine Corporal Michael Politowicx leads a pack of racers Sunday during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ HersomMarine Corporal Michael Politowicx leads a pack of racers Sunday during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

Army National Guard Captain Richard Kirby, left, and Army Captain Ivan Castro cross the finish line to capture gold in the mixed tandem bicycling event Sunday during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ HersomArmy National Guard Captain Richard Kirby, left, and Army Captain Ivan Castro cross the finish line to capture gold in the mixed tandem bicycling event Sunday during the 2013 Warrior Games in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

Competitors line up to fire air rifles Monday during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ HersomCompetitors line up to fire air rifles Monday during the 2013 Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo by EJ Hersom

Air Force Major Scott Bullis wins the gold medal for the 20K recumbent bike heat on Sunday during the for the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photoAir Force Major Scott Bullis wins the gold medal for the 20K recumbent bike heat on Sunday during the for the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo

Marine Corporal Breanna Dill gives her son, Landon, 3, a ride on her recumbent bike before she competed Sunday in the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition near the U.S. Air Force Academy Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photoMarine Corporal Breanna Dill gives her son, Landon, 3, a ride on her recumbent bike before she competed Sunday in the 2013 Warrior Games cycling competition near the U.S. Air Force Academy Stadium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. DOD photo