Cyclist Syd Lea heads to Inas World Championships in Netherlands

Syd Lea
The 2017 INAS World Cycling Championships will take place as part of the UCI European Junior Cycling Tour between July 30th and 4th August 2017, in Assen, The Netherlands. Cyclist Syd Lea was the first ever Athlete Without Limits, the first US athlete ever to win an Inas medal, and the first US athlete to win an Inas World Title when he took gold at the event in 2011 Italy. He has since won multiple silver medals at the 2012 Turkey and 2014 Czech Republic events and heads to Assen this week to once again represent USA at this year's Championships. The riding starts ...

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2017 Athletes Without Limits Swimming Nationals Results

Congratulations to all the swimmers who recently competed in the 2017 Athletes Without Limits Long-Course & Open Water Swimming Nationals in Atlanta Georgia July 6-9th. In addition to being the National Championships for S14 swimmers with intellectual disability, the event was the first in the US to include two new Inas pilot classes for athletes with Down's Syndrome and athletes with Autism+. To learn more about the criteria visit our eligibility page. Special thanks to the Athletes, Families, Officials, Volunteers, Cherokee Aquatic Center Staff, Georgia Games ...

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Bend Bulletin features triathlete Sean O’Rourke

Athletes Without Limits Sean O'Rourke was featured online and on the front page of the June 26 print edition of the Bend Bulletin while spending a week in Oregon with coach Barry Holman: Bend coach helps special needs athletes reach never-before-reached heights: Triathlete from New York hopes to become the 1st with an intellectual disability to finish an Ironman triathlon Read the article at BendBulletin.com

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Athletes Without Limits Triathlete Sean O’Rourke Attempting to Become First Developmentally Disabled Ironman

O’Rourke Being Coached for 140.6 Mile Event by Professional Triathlete and Ironman Broadcaster Matt Lieto (BEND, Ore.) – It has been called the ultimate test of human endurance and perseverance...

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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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Coach Patrick Thoreson Honored by US Masters Swimming

Ecuador Swimming US Team
Wins Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award For Immediate Release: September 1, 2016 Contact: Barry Holman (202) 544-0510 Athletes Without Limits’ Swimming Program Director and Head Coach of the Atlanta-based Nautical Milers Special Needs Swim Team, Patrick Thoreson, has been awarded the prestigious United States Masters Swimming “Kerry O’Brien Coaching Award” for 2016. The award, created by the USMS Coaches’ Committee in 2008, recognizes the top US Masters swim coaches in the county. Thoreson, aka “Coach Pat,” from Atlanta, GA, was inspired to start a ...

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Results from the 2016 Inas World Tennis Championships

Athletes Without Limits congratulates all the players who recently competed in the 2016 Inas World Championships for high-performance players with intellectual impairment. Top athletes from Australia, Belguim, Czech Republic, Italy and the United States came to Sea Colony Tennis Resort in Bethany Beach, Delaware for the 5-day tournament, which took place June 10-19th.  A special thank you to the coaches, USTA officials, volunteers, parents, our hosts at Sea Colony Tennis Center and event sponsors who helped make the first US hosted Inas event such a success. MEDIA ...

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Athletes Without Limits Wins Bid to Host Inas Tennis World Championships in 2016

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INAS are pleased to announce the awarding of the 2016 INAS World Tennis Championships to USA. Sea Colony Resort at Bethany Beach, Delaware, United States will play host...

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Athletes Without Limits Receives CARH Grant to Start High Performance Sport Programs in the Bay Area

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CARH Inc. has awarded Athletes Without Limits a grant to create high performance athletic opportunities for people with intellectual disability in the Bay Area.

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