Posts Tagged “paralympian”

Karen Darke

“The Game is on” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 10th August 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

A few days back from the World Championships and finally feeling human again (I have peeled myself off the sofa after 2 days feeling super-glued to it…) I’m reflecting on this year’s races and the year ahead to the Rio 2016 Paralympics. It seems only a short while ago since London 2012, but we’re almost there again. It’s the year that counts. The year when performance needs to skyrocket. The year when every nation and athlete are pursuing top form. We’re all chasing medals.

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Karen Darke in action

“The Road To Rio” by Karen Darke

Posted by admin on 23rd June 2015

Karen Darke, 2012 Paralympic Silver Medalist and Paratriathlon World Champion

All year I’ve been training my arms to look like Popeye (or Plastic Man as I recently discovered playing Top Trumps with my friends son Josh!) and pushing myself through pain barriers on the bike, and that time of year that we’ve been doing it all for has finally arrived. The racing season has well and truly begun. We’re just back (the British Para-cycling Team) from almost three weeks away racing at World Cup events in Italy and Switzerland. With only 15 months until the Rio Paralympic Games, it’s a big season for us to collect points for the team, as points equate to places in the Paralympic Games. The more points we can win (by doing well in races), the more places we can qualify for riders in Rio.

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