Finished 5th in my 400m heat today. The time was faster than some of the winners of the other 2 heats but, due to luck of the heat draw, I don’t advance.
It can be confusing when you look at my time of 48.57 and see that it’s the 6th fastest time of the 21 athletes in the 400 Preliminaries and athletes that had slower times than I did advanced to the Finals. Continue reading
Site admin posting here to let you know Curtis qualified for the T54 100m final tomorrow with a time of 14.47. Way to go!!!
The final will be on Sun. Sept. 2 at 8:35 pm local London time. (3:35pm ET) Continue reading
The 2012 Paralympic torch is lit in London. Let the Games begin!
Click here to see my upcoming race schedule in London. For those who want to watch, paralympic.org has great online coverage. For those in Canada, click here for a television broadcast schedule and links to CTV’s website.
Arrived at Brunel University for the relay team training camp. Opened my suitcase and found a gift from my niece and nephew which had these pictures:
The big news, of course, is that I made the Canadian London 2012 Paralympic Team. What a huge relief! This year was a small team with only 20 total athletes being nominated; 14 males, 6 females. This meant that you had to have an “Elite Standard”, not to mention finishing within the top 3 in your event at the Canadian Trials in Calgary.
I’m heading to London for pre-camp on Tues. Aug. 21 to acclimatize to the weather and time zone. I’ll be training at Brunel University before moving into the Athletes Village to get set for the Paralympic games to start.
I will try and update the blog as much as possible but things will be pretty crazy. I will be tweeting for sure though so check out @wheelzontheline and my facebook page for updates.
Thanks to Oakley Canada for the new shades.
A big thank you to Oakley Canada for sponsoring 2 pairs of sunglasses. Can’t wait to race with the ones you see here. THANKS!
Spent the afternoon with Steve Ariss getting pics for the website. This site will continue to evolve over time. Been kinda too busy racing to spend a lot of time on it.