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Paralympic Games

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  • Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities

    Celebrating Heroes Triathlon puts focus on athletes with physical disabilities
    The moving truck pulls around the loop next to the boat ramp of Centennial Lake, backing up to the water while trying to avoid wheelchairs and bikes. Eight men clamber out of the vehicle and quickly begin to set up metal barriers, tents and ramps...
  • Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games

    Paralympics: McFadden sisters to compete in 2012 Paralympic Games
    Inspite of muggy, hot weather, Clarksville residents Tatyana and Hannah McFadden had a dazzling weekend at the London 2012 US Paralympic Track and Field trails, which were held in Indianapolis June 29-July 1. Both have qualified for the London 2012...
  • Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games

    Paralympics: Hannah McFadden set for first trip to games
    Hannah McFadden heard her name, but didn't react. She had sat there for what seemed like an eternity, anxiously listening as the members of this year's United States Paralympic squad were announced one by one July 1. Yet, when the moment finally...
  • Paralympics: Tatyana McFadden preparing for shot at history

    Paralympics: Tatyana McFadden preparing for shot at history
    The world as Tatyana McFadden knows it is constantly expanding. When you're an internationally recognized sprinter who has spent the greater part of the last decade working to become one of the nation's elite wheelchair athletes, new opportunities and...
  • Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London

    Local Paralympic swimmers headed to London
    Loyola University Maryland swimming coach Brian Loeffler said he "opened the door" for Becca Meyers, a Loyola Blakefield Aquatics member, and North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Ian Silverman to join the U.S. team in the Paralympic Games in London beginning...
  • Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team

    Taneytown man wins gold for Special Olympics U.S. team
    From Syd Lea's home in Taneytown, the Pennsylvania line is less than two miles away. When the accomplished cyclist ventures outside from his home gymnasium, he often crosses the Mason-Dixon Line as part of his training regimen. That's not the only...
  • Bits & Pieces: Bicycling Advocates to hold their second annual bicycle forum

    Howard County is a wonderful place to ride bikes. There are nearly 94 miles of bike pathways that weave among the villages in Columbia, and there many rural roads out in the county are suitable for riding. The scenery looks to be gorgeous this fall....
  • A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters

    A long road to the Paralympics for Clarksville's McFadden sisters
    Ask the McFadden sisters what the term "elite athlete" means to them, and they'll share a definition that entails respect from others, an acknowledgment of their hard work and being treated like any other top athlete. They'll also be describing...
  • Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics

    Tatyana McFadden looking to go far and fast at Paralympics
    Maybe you've seen the ads. They've been all over TV and in magazines like Time and Sports Illustrated. There is U.S. Paralympian Tatyana McFadden in her sleek titanium racing wheelchair, hunched over in mid-push, shoulder muscles rippling, a look of...
  • McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics

    McFadden wins second gold medal in 2012 Paralympics
    At the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Paralympics, Clarksville's Tatyana McFadden won five medals, but none of them were gold. She's adding to her medal collection at the 2012 London Paralympic Games, but this time she's collecting gold. Monday,...
  • McFadden sisters both make 100 final in the Paralympics (UPDATED)

    Tatyana McFadden is three-for-three at the 2012 Paralympics in London. Friday evening the Atholton graduate won her third goal medal, this one coming in the 1,500-meter race. McFadden, who was born with spina bifida, competes in the T54 classification....
  • Paralympians deserve equal treatment

    During the 2012 Olympic Games in London a few weeks ago, the media was all abuzz about Michael Phelps. You know, the swimmer from Baltimore. The guy, who became the all-time medal winningest Olympic athlete, did deserve attention. But if Michael...