Breaking records at the Paralympics track and field trials

Paralympics image courtesy of Easter Seals CrossroadsI really enjoyed the post Sara Croft (Social Media and Events Coordinator at Easter Seals Crossroads) wrote for their disability services blog after attending the U.S. Paralympics track and field trials in Indianapolis last weekend.

Temperatures have soared into the hundreds here in the Midwest, but Sara reported that didn’t stop these athletes from participating. She wrote that “athletes from around the globe visited the Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium on IUPUI’s campus to compete in the Track and Field trials in hopes of getting that plane ticket to London,” and said many of the athletes were participating in multiple events. “Short distance racers were part of the 100m, 200m and 400m while long distance racers competed in the 800m, 1500m and 5000m races.” Four world records and 14 American records were broken on the first day of this year’s trials.

Sara and her friends recorded interviews and races from the trials, and you can view their amazing video on their U.S. Paralympics Track and Field Trials playlist on YouTube. Thanks so much for this insider’s look at the trials, Sara, and … go Team USA!


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