Athletics (Track & Field)


Athletes Without Limits relocates National headquarters to Bend Oregon

The move was made in large part due to Bend’s abundance of training opportunities and facilities, access to outdoor recreation, active lifestyle, and the community’s ethos for volunteerism.

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2016 Rio Paralympics Filled with “Firsts” for US Athletes with Intellectual Disability

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The 2016 Rio Paralympic was filled with firsts for US para-athletes with intellectual disability. On the very same day of competition both Brianna Clark and Michael Brannigan became the first US athletes with intellectual disability to medal at the Parlympics. Clark handily won the Gold in the Women's 400m with a time of 57.79 and Brannigan took Gold in the men's 1500m with a time of 3:51.73. Tysheem Griffin was also selected to the team and competed in the men's 400m following strong medal performances at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Ecuador and 2016 US Paralympics ...

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US Team Prepares for 2015 Inas Global Games Ecuador

Quito, Ecuador
Top US athletes are preparing to take on the world at the 2015 Inas Global Games in Quito, Ecuador September 20 - 27. The US will be led by reigning tennis world champions Brittany Taglareni (singles), her doubles partner Katherine Richards and 2011 Global Games defending cycling champion Syd Lea. The US will field teams in track and field, swimming, tennis, cycling and basketball. Over 1000 athletes from 40 countries are expected to compete in the pre-eminant elite sports competition for athletes with intellectual disability. "We are very proud of the US athletes ...

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Brisbane to host 2019 INAS Global Games

Brisbane, AUS
For Immediate Release: 12th June 2015 Learn more on our Athlete Without Limits Global Games page. INAS – the International Federation for sport for para-athletes with an intellectual disability – has selected Brisbane, Australia to host the 5th INAS Global Games in 2019. The Games – a week long championship featuring nine sports – will attract more than 1000 of the world’s elite athletes with an intellectual disability. The opening ceremony will take place on 19th October 2019. Sport Inclusion Australia (formerly AUSRAPID) is the INAS member ...

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Video: Brannigan Named Sports Illustrated High School Athlete of the Month

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Brannigan and Murray selected for US Paralympic Parapan Am Team Track & Field phenom Mikey Brannigan was named High School Athlete of the Month by Sports Illustrated! Great video that recognizes how with the support of parents, siblings, coaches, schools and programs like Rolling Thunder athletes like Mikey can go beyond any limits. Brannigan, who hails from New York, and Michael Murray from Tennessee, were named to the 2015 US Paralympic Team roster competing at the prestigious 2015 ParaPan Am Games in Toronto this August. Both runners are medal contenders ...

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USA Team wins Bronze at Inas Cross Country Worlds in Poland

USA Men's Cross Country
Athletes Without Limits is proud to add to our Inas Worlds medal count following the bronze performance by our men's cross country team.  Team members include Steven Cuomo (NY), Syd Lea (MD), and Marcus Saunders (NY).  The 2014 World Cross Country and Half Marathon Championships took place this June in Ostrzeszów, Poland.  

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London-bound Michael Murray makes history and the 2012 US Paralympic Team

First athlete with intellectual disability to make Team USA July 1, 2012 -- This morning Athletes Without Limits Michael Murray competed in the Men's T20 1500m Paralympic Trials in Indianapolis, IN. His time and achievements earned him the historic opportunity to be the first athlete with an intellectual disability to compete for Team USA at the upcoming London Games in September. Michael lives in Tennessee, where he has trained with the Nashville Illusions USATF Track Club.  Since the twelve-year international suspension of athletes with intellectual disability in ...

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USA Track & Field Junior Disability Championships

Saturday July 28, 2012 Meet Start Time: 4:00pm (Registration begins at 1:00pm) (Rain Date, Sunday July 28, 3pm) Meet Location: Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School 3500 Hillen Road Baltimore, Maryland, 21218 (same for rain date) Disability Classifications & Eligibility: All 18 and under are welcome to attend (including T20 & F20 Athletes with intellectually disability). Registration & Information: All sign-up will be done electronically using this registration link. Registration is free for USA Track & Field members (Sign up for ...

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Athletes Without Limits Partners with Champion System Custom Apparel

October 26, 2011 - Athletes Without Limits has partnered with Champion System Worldwide Custom Technical Apparel, as official clothing supplier for 2011-2012. Athletes Without Limits works to help athletes with intellectual disability integrate and accelerate in sports and in life and together with Champion System will work to raise awareness and promote inclusiveness in sport for individuals of all abilities. In addition to supplying the technical gear for the 2011 Global Games US Team athletes participating in cycling, rowing and track and field events in September, ...

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Lea Leads US Team with Two World Championship Gold Medals at Global Games in Italy

Syd Lea
Runner Michael Murray, swimmers Leslie Cichocki and Sarah Gilbert and runners/rowers Bruce & Mark Worley round out a strong performance for the US Team. Washington, DC - Six elite athletes with intellectual disability represented the United States at the INAS Global Games World Championships in Italy from September 24 - October 3. Nearly 700 athletes from 40 countries competed in swimming, athletics, tennis, basketball, indoor soccer, cycling, and table tennis. The Global Games are a major preparatory competition for the London 2012 Paralympic Games where for the ...

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