Wheelchairs & Handcycles take over the LA Marathon

Andrew Skinner March 25, 2024 News, Sponsorship, Upcoming Events

Several of our amazing Triumph family athletes participated in this years LA Marathon.

Participating in the Los Angeles Marathon has been on Walter Escamilla’s bucket list for many years.

But as a paraplegic who lost his ability to walk after a car accident about 16 years ago, Escamilla envisioned that as “the wildest dream.”

That dream finally became a reality after Escamilla, 49, discovered he could participate in the marathon with his handcycle.

“This is going to be the highlight of my life,” he said laughing. “I’m so powerful, you have no idea.”

Escamilla is one of the thousands of participants who will hit the streets on Sunday, March 17, to compete in the 39th annual Los Angeles Marathon.

The 26.2-mile race will kick in at Dodger Stadium continuing through iconic landmarks of Hollywood, Century City, and Beverly Hills with the finish line on Santa Monica Boulevard at Avenue of the Stars.

Read the entire article here from Los Angeles Daily News.

Join us at our Wheelchair Sports Festival where you can try handcycling and so much more!

WHEN: Saturday, April 27th AND Sunday, April 28th

WHERE: Santa Clarita Sports Complex

This FREE, all-inclusive multi-sport event will introduce adaptive sports to the community.

Featuring wheelchair hockey, basketball, quad rugby, racquetball, handcycling, golf, scuba, tennis, baseball, art workshop, resource fair, and more!  We'll have equipment for you to use, plus coaches and instructors to teach you how to play. Just register and show up!

The Wheelchair Sports Festival brings everyone together of all abilities - able body and disabled alike - to take part in a weekend of activities!  Everyone Plays!  FUN for your whole family!!





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