Episode 4: Racing Marathons in a Wheelchair

How a woman with a disability became a world-class athlete

Cheri Blauwet has been a wheelchair user since earliest childhood. But that hasn't kept her away from outdoor sports. She's won some of the country’s most competitive marathons and come home with several medals, including a gold, in the Paralympics. In this episode, we discuss what it was like becoming a world class racer, when you have a disability like hers – a disability that would stop many of us from pursuing any kind of significant outdoor activities.


Cheri Blauwet was featured in one of the 2008 Olympic/Paralympic Go World Campaign spots. Video courtesy Cheri Blauwet.