Rheed McCracken – Track and Road
Rheed McCracken was born into sports successfully competing and obtaining first place in the boys athlete with a disability (AWD) Queensland 12 years and under Track and Field Championships as young as 11 years old, not in a singular event but taking home first place in 100m, 200m, long jump, shot put and discuss events.
In 2010 he started competing in wheelchair racing successfully competing in the Queensland State Championships and the Australian National Championships. In December, 2011 he pulled an amazing 16.86 seconds in the 100m International Wheelchair and Amputee Championships in Dubai bringing home first place. Most recently along with a history of a massive medal haul, he won two medals at the 2012 London Paralympics in the T34 athletics events, Silver and Bronze as well as three silver medals at the 2013 IPC Athletics World Championships in the men’s 100m, 200m T34 and men’s 400m and a bronze in men’s 800m T34.
TRACK AND ROAD
If you’re interested in challenging yourself in a tough, demanding and thrilling sport then Wheelchair Track and Road might be for you.
Using specially designed racing chairs athletes get to compete in a huge number of events and distances, from the 100 metres to 10,000 metres on the track, and anything from 5 km to full marathons on the road. Athletes propel the chair by pushing small round pushrims attached to each large wheel.
There are specific rules relating to the chair, but most event rules are the same as able-bodied racing.
If testing your strength is more your thing then perhaps the field events are more for you. Field athletes sit on specifically designed throwing frames to execute their throws in the discus, shotput and javelin.
Contact Mark Wilson P: +61 2 9809 5260