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Pedaling Through the Pandemic

Pedaling Through the Pandemic

Congrats to the team of paratriathletes who kicked off National Triathlon Week by cycling across Colorado’s deserts, peaks and plains to raise $21,000+ (and counting) for people who’ve taken a hit in the pocketbook because of the pandemic.

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Tokyo 2021: Allan Armstrong Soldiers On

SFC Allan Armstrong resumed running just six months after he lost his leg in a motorcycle accident in 2013. He returned to active military duty a few months after that, took up paratriathlon in 2015, and won his first U.S. championship in less than two years.

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Jumping for June

Given that most pro and amateur athletes remain sidelined by the pandemic, June is shaping up as a surprisingly active month on the adaptive sports calendar.

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Inside Paralympians’ Quest for Equality

Inside Paralympians’ Quest for Equality

After finally breaking through to win Paralympic gold in 2016, Katie Holloway was beyond stoked. She and her teammates on the U.S. women’s sitting volleyball team had ended eight years of frustration and finally topped their arch rivals from China, to whom they’d lost the Paralympic championship match in both 2008 and 2012.

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Parasports Pioneers Join Forces

Parasports Pioneers Join Forces

If this week's historic merger between Disabled Sports USA (DSUSA) and Adaptive Sports USA (ASUSA) caught you by surprise, you’re not alone. It kind of snuck up on the two organizations themselves, who will operate jointly from now on as Move United.

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Tokyo 2021: Lacey Henderson Looks Ahead

Tokyo 2021: Lacey Henderson Looks Ahead

When we spoke to Lacey Henderson back on March 19, the Paralympics were still supposedly going to be held on schedule in August 2020. She no longer had a place to train, though—her regular training facility had closed a few days earlier—and all the spring qualifying meets had been called off.

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Adaptive Spirit Adapts

It doesn’t seem like very long ago that we were talking up the 25th anniversary of Adaptive Spirit—and, in fact, it wasn’t long ago at all. But everything has changed since then, and Adaptive Spirit has gone the way of every other gathering of more than 10 people. Given that this annual fundraiser accounts for...

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World Para Surfing Championship: Meet the Winners

The sports world wasn’t entirely dormant over the weekend, as the World Para Surfing Championship proceeded to its conclusion on Saturday. The United States earned silver in the team competition (Spain took the gold), and several amputees (including Americans Colin Cook and Liv Stone) won individual gold medals—fittingly so, since the Association of Amputee Surfers...

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Road to Tokyo: Hunter Woodhall’s New Legs

Hunter Woodhall is one of the biggest stars and most recognizable faces on the US Paralympics team. We’ll be talking to Hunter regularly throughout 2020 as he prepares for his second Paralympic Games and pursues his first gold medal(s) in track and field. This conversation took place in late February, after Hunter wrapped up a long weekend with prosthetist Francois Van Der Watt.

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Adaptive Spirit: 25 Years of Support for the Paralympics

A quarter-century is an impressive run for any fundraiser, but Adaptive Spirit merits an extra tip of the cap: It literally saved the US Paralympic Ski Team from oblivion back in the mid-1990s. In the years since, Adaptive Spirit has helped Team USA roll up more Winter Paralympic medals than any other nation.

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1st Person: My First 10K as an Amputee

We got a lot of positive feedback last month on Angie Heuser’s first-person story about learning to surf. So we asked her if we could share another episode from her life — this time about the trials of her first 10K race post-amputation. Both articles come from her blog, Stepping Out in Faith. Thanks, Angie,...

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Second Edition of The Paralympian Now Available

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has released the final 2018 edition of its magazine The Paralympian, which reflects on a busy year of World Championships and looks ahead to a new Paralympic Winter Games cycle. Download an online copy at http://paralympics.uberflip.com/i/1059743-the-paralympian-dec-2018. Also, to watch videos and subscribe to ParalympicSport.TV, visit www.youtube.com/ParalympicSportTV.

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Retired Soldiers Benefit From Wheelchair Rugby

If you have never witnessed wheelchair rugby in person, you should make it a point to do so. The sound of the wheelchairs rushing up and down the court and the metal-on-metal collision of those same wheelchairs is an experience in and of itself. The athletes maneuver their chairs with grace, finesse, and ferocity all...

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