New York Road Runners Offers Free Wheelchair Training Program For Young Athletes

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While some may be training for the upcoming New York City Marathon, there’s a special group of athletes also working hard to one day cross the finish line.

New York Road Runners is offering a free youth wheelchair training program, offering new opportunities for athletes of all types to compete.

The program is open to athletes ages 7-21 and covers the basics of using a racing chair, and how to train to compete in events.

Peter Ciaccia and Emma Albert stopped by CBS2 on Sunday to talk more about the program.

Click on the video above for the full interview. 

 

 

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