22 Nov '12, 10am

The Disabled Runner - Read this article on @fetcheveryone

The Disabled Runner - Read this article on @fetcheveryone

by richmac , 22nd November 2012 As the Paralympics have flung disability sport into the spotlight, I'd thought I'd offer an insight into running with a disability. I'm qualified. I have a paralysed right arm following an accident in 1989. I've run three marathons, an ultra, a grade AL championship fell race, two sprint triathlons and a gazillion other races. Like most of you, I've never won, but I did come tenth at parkrun once. A friend recently said to me that disability is a state of mind. Whilst that's debatable, I believe there's plenty of truth in it. Following my accident, for years I classified myself as "disabled", and I didn't run at all, because I didn't believe I could. But like those wonderful Paralympians, I've overcome that feeling. What's it like to be a runner with a "disability"? It's hard to explain. I'd say that for about 90% of my time there's no diffe...

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