That hasn't held him back in the slightest.
On Saturday, Tracht will chase the T44 Paralympic world and American 1500m record live on MileSplit at the Texas Distance Festival in Southlake.
Already this season Tracht has run 4:57.19 at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic and 4:56.80 Dunamis Sports Group Prep Classic, both in the full mile. Those times both convert to just over the current T44 1500m world-record time of 4:33.46. Tracht's mile time from A&M converts to a 4:35.26 for 1500m and 4:55.47 for 1600m while his Dunimas time converts to 4:34.9 for 1500m and 4:55.08 for 1600m.
Although the world record is 4:33.46, the American record -- which was also held by a Texan, James Roland Ortiz -- is set at 4:29.04, due to there not being as many stipulations on achieving the American record.
Follow MileSplit's LIVE coverage of the Texas Distance Festival on Saturday