50+ CAF-Supported Athletes On the Road to 2012 Paralympics

50+ CAF-Supported Athletes On the Road to 2012 Paralympics

Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) provides opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life. Headsweats is  a proud sponsor of CAF and encourages everyone to watch and support the 2012 Paralympics!

CAF is proud to congratulate our challenged athletes who were chosen to represent TEAM USA in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Tune in August 29 – September 9 to cheer them on.

Meet some of TEAM USA’s Paralympians:

Blake Leeper, Track & Field
Katie Holloway, Women's Sitting Volleyball
Rudy Garcia-Tolson, Swimming and Track & Field

Challenged Athletes National Championship at the New York City Triathlon

Over 40 Elite paratriathletes from around the world battled it out on Sunday, July 8 at the New York City Triathlon for a share of a $4,500 prize purse awarded to the top three overall men and women using an innovative “Power Points” format that enabled all six classifications to compete against each other. First ($1,000), second ($750) and third ($500) place were those with the highest point totals.

OFFICIAL RACE RESULTS

Men

First Place: Andre Kajlich, USA (Tri 1), Time – 2:13:38, Power Points – 106.93

Second Place: Mohamed Lahna, MAR (Tri 2), Time, – 2:44:57, Power Points – 105.69

Third Place: Geoffrey Kennedy, USA (Tri 1), Time – 2:21:40, Power Points – 100.87

Women

First Place: Clare Cunningham, GBR (Tri 4), Time – 2:27:14, Power Points – 108.21

Second Place: Minda Dentler, USA (Tri 1), Time – 2:59:11, Power Points – 107.03

Third Place: Liz McTernan, GBR (Tri 1), Time – 3:14:46, Power Points – 98.47

Don’t forget to tune into the 2012 London Paralympic Games starting August 29 through September 9. You can find a full schedule of CAF events here. Meet the CAF-supported Paralympians who have qualified to compete in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London by visiting their website at www.challengedathletes.org.

CAF is proud to congratulate our challenged athletes who were chosen to represent TEAM USA in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games. Tune in August 29 – September 9 to cheer them on.
Watch this live interview with Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper who set American records in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter events at the Paralympic Trials, the same races he’ll run in London in just a few weeks.

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