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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Stepping Out

at the NYC Marathon
Photo by myself of the New York City Marathon passing through Brooklyn, earlier this month.

The Achilles Track Club, a non-profit organization supporting disabled athletes, gets a head start before the other runners. Hundreds of physically impaired athletes passed by upright and in handcycles, to cheers from the crowd. It was an inspiring sight to see.

For more about this amazing organization, where you can sponsor runners for next year's race, click here.


I'm off today to Boston for a family event.

Hopefully I'll get some nice photos from this lovely city. Have a lovely weekend, all!

Related posts: Running Down the Streets of New York.


Lily Hydrangea said...

It is very inspiring to see!
Have fun in Boston Kitty.I can't wait to see your photos, I love that city.

Reluctant Blogger said...

I hope you have a wonderful weekend in Boston.

It does sound like a worthwhile organisation. The name made me a shudder a bit. I got new running shoes (supposed to be like running barefoot) and my achilles tendons are in agony. The website did warn me but I thought it wouldn't affect me. I was wrong.

I am full of admiration for anyone with a disability to takes part in sport. Fab.

Michael said...

I have run the NYC Marathon every year since 1993. If I ever can not run it I will help an Achilles Athlete.

Olivier said...

comme on dit en France, l'important est de participer et bravo
as we say in France, the important thing is to participate and bravo