Entries tagged "cycling"

“When the crowd got louder, it fueled me.”

Cyclist Allison Jones knew she wanted to get to the London Paralympics, even if she had to buy her own ticket and come as a spectator.

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LIVE BLOG - Day 1 of Competition

30 August 2012 – First Day of Competition    

After a gala night of fireworks and celebration, the London 2012 athletes got right down to business today.

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WHAT MAKES A CHAMPION?

It takes years of training to be a Paralympian, with long hours and a true competitive drive. “We have no slouches,” says judo’s Myles Porter.

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"SIGN ME UP!"

Allison Jones tells the story of how she came to Paralympic cycling -- and how cool it is to hear crowds chant “USA!!” while she competes.  

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“TRAINING IS A FULL TIME JOB, 24/7.”

Paralympic cyclist Greta Neimanas takes us through her "full time job" – the tough training for the Games. It's a roller-coaster of ups and downs, with days that are “grueling” and some that are "effortless."

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