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.

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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.

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Click on the video above for the full interview. 

 

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