Another local Paralympic athlete and podium hopeful profiled


Dan Olson in the Burnaby Now writes on Coquitlam’s Dustin Walsh who made it to Paralympic Games in Athens and finished just off the podium in 5th place  – this year he will be competing in Beijing in both the 200 and 400 meters and doing it with a new running guide, Steve Walters.

As a blind runner, the Coquitlam athlete has achieved this goal the same way other international-level competitors have reached their pinnacle, through intense determination and a lot of sacrifices.

“We run with a tether joining us,” Walsh says of working with Walters. “My inside hand and his outside hand are connected, so it’s almost like a three-legged race that requires incredible synchronicity.”

Read the full article here.

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