As part of a partnership between USTA and Athletes Without Limits on Thursday, September 7th 2023 US Open spectators can also watch a Mixed Doubles Exhibition for players with Intellectual Impairments. The exhibition features Athletes Without Limits players Kevin Meade, Rachel Sweatt, Brittany Tagliareni, and Ryan Smith. The exhibition events will take place in Louis Armstrong Stadium between doubles matches as part of the US Open being held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY.
In June 2023 Kevin Meade received first Player Development ...
On September 7, 2023 The Boston Athletic Association made a very important announcement: They've added a division for intellectual impairment starting with the 2024 Boston Marathon (April 15, 2024), which is open to Virtus II1/T20 runners with National or International classification.
There is prize money for the first three male and female finishers (up to $2500 +500 for a course record within the division).
Note that the entry deadline for the 2024 Boston Marathon is September 15, 2023 so this will mostly ...
Congratulations to all the Virtus riders around the World who competed in the Spring 2023 Virtus Equestrian Video Competition. The first of two video competitions to take place in 2023. 2023 was also the first in-person Virtus event with Equestrian added to the sports contested at the 2023 Virtus Global Games in France. Three Athletes Without Limits National Team riders represented the United States proudly at the events.
June 2023 Virtus Global Games France Equestrian World Championships
Anna Beem and Madeline Woo (who qualified in a previous video competition) both ...
Athletes Without Limits has posted US Team travel, dates and cost for our trip to the June 2023 Vitus Global Games in France and a US Team Registration Form to our team page at: https://www.athleteswithoutlimits.org/gg2023. The 2023 Games are on track to be the largest Virtus Global Games to date with an estimated 1,200+ top athletes with intellectual impairment from 80 countries competing for the World Championships in their respective sports.
Congratulations to Virtus Teams and runners who competed in the two-day Virtus World Cross Country Championships in San Diego November 19-20, 2022.
Opening Ceremony was held outside at the Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center, where the Virtus Teams all stayed and trained throughout the week-long event. Along with the ceremonial lighting of the torch the athletes received encouragement from three time Team USA Olympic Triple Jumper Willie Banks , who serves as an elected member of the World Athletics Council.
The International and US ...
Don't miss watching top American athletes with intellectual impairment compete at the US Paralympic Team Trials as they vie for coveted spots on the Swimming, Track & Field and Table Tennis Teams at the Tokyo 2021 Paralympic Games!
U.S. Paralympic Swimming Team Trials
June 17-19, 2021 Minneapolis, MN
Class S14/SB14/SM14 Athletes with Intellectual Impairment:
Jacob Basini (S14/SB14/SM14)
Leslie Cichocki (S14/SB14/SM14)
Parker Egbert (S14/SB14/SM14)
Jesse Greve (S14/SB14/SM14)
Jeff Lovett (S14/SB14/SM14)
Garner Moss (S14/SB14/SM14)
Jonny Pierce ...
KILOGEAR CUT and Athletes Without Limits announced a partnership to bring KILOGEAR CUTSâ€™s revolutionary weighted training gear and training programs to athletes with intellectual impairments, down syndrome and autism across the US...
Happy 35th Birthday Virtus!
Help us celebrate 35 years of Virtus support and competition for athletes with intellectual impairment by joining the 35 YOUR WAY challenge: walk, run, skip, swim, cycle, row, jump or get active your own way!
Virtus Athletes, Family & Friends Around the World
35 YOUR WAY Global Challenges on Playwaze Platform:
â€¢ Walk/Run/Swim 35km (@22miles) in 35 days
â€¢ Cycle 350km (@218miles) in 35 days
â€¢ Row 35km in 35 days
â€¢ How fast can you do 35 skips / 35 star-jumps?
Athletes Without Limits US National Equestrian Team makes strong showing and claims first medal in the sport
Congratulations to Athletes Without Limits' US riders, Katherine Richards and Anna Beem, for representing their country against the top dressage riders in the world at the 2020 4th Virtus World Equestrian Video Championship.
This year's trailblazer, Anna Beem and her partner Leap of Faith, represented not just the US, but also the world as one of the first category II3 Autism+ riders to compete in the event. Not only has she earned her place in history, but ...
The sixth edition of the Virtus Global Games will be held in Vichy, France from 4 to 10 June 2023.