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U.S. Paralympics Nordic Program wraps up national team training camp

Men in special wheelchairs propelling themselves forward on dirt road. The USA national team training in Colorado Springs during camp. Image credit: U.S. Paralympics Nordic Program

Yesterday, the U.S. Paralympics Nordic Program wrapped up their national team training camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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The camp was based at the US Olympic Training Center and started around July 16. The skiers participated in a diverse range of activities, including practicing their shooting for biathlon on an indoor range, vision impaired athletes practicing with an audio rifle, and testing out new roller skis on the road and on dirt tracks including on the New Santa Fe Trail. They tested new training equipment including one from Concept2 SkiErg. The team held time trials on the fifth day of camp using roller skis. They also did interval training, and weight training. The final day of camp included an inspirational speech by John Register, an elite Paralympic athlete who competed in swimming at the 1996 Summer Paralympics and athletics at the 2000 Summer Paralympics.

 

Athletes participating in the camp included David Poole, Lauren Anne Soule, Rob Rosser, Steve Baskis, Brittany Perkins, Omar Bermejo, Bryan Price, and Sean Halsted. Support staff included Eileen Carey and John Farra.

Laura Hale
About Laura Hale (2533 Articles)
Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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