Track & Field


Runner Michael Murray Heads to Global Games with Help from Community Sponors

Michael Murray
Private sponsorships from friends and local businesses keep Michaels Paralympic Dream alive as the he heads to the 2011 INAS/IPC Global Games in Imperia, Italy. Friends and family members of Michael Murray, the highest ranked track athlete with intellectual disability in the US, spearheaded a local fundraising campaign to help offset Michael's out-of-pocket expenses for the 2011 Global Games in Italy. The Global Games is an important qualifier for the London 2012 Paralympics and Michael represents the best chance for a US runner to qualify in the T20 class. Athletes ...

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2011 Global Games World Championships Italy

September 24- October 4, 2011 Liguria, Italy Athletes Without Limits is organizing the eligibility, team selection and travel for the US team competing at the 2011 Global Games. This will be our second trip to the Global Games following a strong showing and 5 US medals at the 2009 Games in the Czech Republic. Global Games is an Olympic-style, world championship competition for the top athletes with intellectual disability competing in: Athletics (Track & Field, Cross Country), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team indoor soccer), Swimming, Table ...

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Michael Murray PR’s with US Paralympic Team at IPC Athletics World Championships

Michael Murray
Related article: Michael Murray to Compete in IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand Congratulations to Michael Murray — the first American athlete with an intellectual disability to make the US Paralympic Team in over a decade — for his PR of 4:18 in the men's 1500m World Championship last month on Christchurch. Michael is currently ranked 13th in the world in the men's 1500m. He was 6th in his heat and missed out on the finals by one place. Here's what we saw on ParalympicTV: Through 3 laps Michael was comfortably with the leaders. With 300 ...

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Michael Murray to Compete in IPC Athletics World Championships in New Zealand

Michael Murray
Michael represents the first U.S. athlete with intellectual disability to compete at a Paralympic World Championship in over a decade with hopes of making Team USA for the London 2012 Games. Watch live online January 26 at 6:15pm Washington, D.C. – Athletes Without Limits, a nonprofit supporting athletes with intellectual disability and Olympic dreams, announced that history is in the making, as U.S. runner, Michael Murray, 19, prepares to compete for Team USA at the 2011 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athletics World Championships in Christchurch, ...

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T20 Class Now Open at US Paralympic Track & Field Nationals

For the first time in over a decade Paralympic opportunities are opening up for athletes with intellectual disability, starting with the men's 1500m for T20 (athletes with intellectual disability) at the upcoming  2010 US Paralympic Track & Field Nationals June 15-20, 2010 in Mirimar Florida. Athletes Without Limits co-founder Barry Holman, worked together with US Paralympic to incorporate the class at this years nationals realizing the importance of the event for any athlete interested in getting into the US Team pipeline for the 2012 Paralympics. Athletes ...

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2011 IPC Athletics (Track & Field) World Championships

For the first time in a decade Paralympic Track & Field will be including a class for athletes with intellectual disability (called T20/F20) for the 1500m, shot put and long jump at the January 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: January 15-31, 2010 Location: Christchurch, New Zealand Venue: QEII Park Organized by: IPC Athletics (Track & Field) & Paralympics New Zealand Qualification Standards for U.S. Athletes with Intellectual Disability: US Paralympics has established the standards below for US Athletes. Athletes ...

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2010 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships

For the first time in over a decade, Paralympic Track & Field will be including a class for T20 (intellectually disabled) athletes for the 1500m, shot put and long jump starting with the 2010 U.S. National Championships in June 2010. The National Championships are a potential qualifier for the January 2011 IPC World Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand. Date: June 15-20, 2010 June 15-17: Tentative Classification dates June 15-20: Registration June 15-17: Training June 18-20: Competition Location: Miramar, Florida Venue: Ansin Sports ...

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Syd Lea Earns Silver at USA Track & Field Disability 5k Cross Country Meet

USA Track & Field and Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program (www.rtsnp.org) hosted a National 5km Cross Country Disability Championships on October 4, 2009 in Kings Park, New York. There were categories for athletes with different types of physical and intellectual disabilities. Athletes Without Limits staff attended the race in order to meet athletes interested in learning more about upcoming INAS international competitions for runners with intellectual disability including. Athletes Without Limits US Team cyclist, Syd Lea (pictured center with other medalists) ...

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USA Track & Field 5k Cross Country Disability Championships

Date: October 4, 2009 Location: Kings Park, New York. Organized by: USA Track & Field and Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program (www.rtsnp.org) Event Details: Classes for all disabilities (physical or intellectual). The 5km race is held in the beautiful waterfront Kings Park on Long Island and is extremely family friendly for spectators with an awards banquet sponsored by CSEA following the race. Registration: INAS Eligibility is not required. Register online at: www.glirc.org or download flyer. Individual athletes should register directly for this event. ...

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Recruiting Athletes for First US Team to Compete at Global Games

Portugal Cycling Start
We are preparing athletes to compete at wholesale nfl jerseys the second annual INAS Global Games in the Czech Republic July 5-14, 2009. The event is an Olympic-style, open competition for the top athletes with an intellectual disability in the world. To date over 1,300 athletes from 33 countries have already registered to compete. Athletes may compete in one of the following Global Games summer hacked sports, however, there are qualification time standards in some sports: Athletics (Track & Field), Cycling, Basketball (team), Futsal (team), Swimming, Table Tennis, ...

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