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Sadler’s Alaska Challenge
“The Longest and Toughest Handcycle Race in the world” July 14-21, 2013
The event, now run every other year, will include 20 athletes this July, and there is a long waiting list of top racers.
This year's roster will include athletes from five nations, and boasts four Paralympic medalists. The race will include four categories, and for the first time ever, each category will include a Paralympic Champion.
In the Women’s Handcycle division, Muffy Davis, London 2012 triple Gold Medalist, will be competing in her first Sadler's Alaska Challenge (SAC). Davis will be joined by her Gold-medal winning London 2012 handcycle relay teammate Oscar Sanchez, who is the favorite in the Men's H4 category. Sanchez, who also won a bronze in the London Paralympic Time Trial, will be competing in his third SAC.
The 2013 edition of the Sadler’s Alaska Challenge is also an international affair with racers from the US, United Kingdom, Germany, Canada and Austria. German racer, Peer Bartels is returning to see if he can reclaim the title he won in 2005 & 2006 in the Men’s H2 division, although he will have to battle Walter Ablinger of Austria, another London 2012 Gold Medalist. To complete the Gold medal trend, the H3 division also includes a Paralympic Champion, Rafal Wilk of Poland, who will also try to win the longest and toughest handcycle race in the world.
Complete Race Roster for the 2013 Sadler’s Alaska Challenge
Walter Ablinger, Austria
Peer Bartels, Germany
Ken Bestine, United States
Jacob Freeland, United States
Butch Martin, United States
Final Spot, to be determined
Alfredo De los Santos
Landmark Announcement from US Department of Education Regarding Sports for Students with Disabilities
On January 25, 2013 the US Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights announced the publication of Guidelines clarifying schools responsibilities to students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act to provide athletic opportunities for students with disabilities. This impact of this action sis being compared to Title IX and the impact it had on sports for girls.
Locally Challenge Alaska has provided sport opportunities for youth with disabilities since 1980 and in 2009 began a partnership with the Anchorage School District to provide both a developmental and competitive sports program for ASD students. The Developmental Program is for youth k-12 and provides an introduction to all Paralympic Sports. The Competitive Program has two seasons Wheelchair Basketball in the fall and Wheelchair Soccer in the Spring.
Challenge Alaska and the Anchorage School District will continue to provide quality sports opportunities for students with disabilities to meet the newly published Guidelines
Complete Guidelines can be found at
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