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RIT's Otto Kingstedt Seeks First NCAA XC Title By Deaf Runner

By Lincoln Shryack

RITAfter Otto Kingstedt broke the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 10,000m record back in April, he was so excited he could barely sleep. Kingstedt had destroyed the 21-year-old mark by 14 seconds, and did so while cutting nearly three minutes off his PR. The Division III runner had even covered the final 5,000m faster than his previous best in the distance -- running the last 3.1 miles in 14:41.

But there was more to that run than just a school record and personal best; something else kept the Swedish athlete awake.

Read more: http://www.flotrack.org/article/63251-rit-s-otto-kingstedt-seeks-first-ncaa-xc-title-by-deaf-runner#.Wg2fzBOPJsM

Source: FloTrack

Thank you SMSU: Alex Weis grateful for the journey with Mustangs’ track and field team

By Sam Thiel

Southwest Minnesota StateMARSHALL – Alex Weis has had a long last couple of weeks. After wrapping up his collegiate career for the Southwest Minnesota State University track and field team, Weis recently returned from a week-long trip to Samsun, Turkey, where he competed for Team USA at the Summer Deaflympics. Weis placed fifth in the shot put with a throw of 15.75m, sixth in the hammer throw with a toss of 50.88m and was the top American thrower in both events. He wrapped up competition by placing fifth in the discus with a throw of 47.92m.

Read more: https://www.marshallindependent.com/sports/local-sports/2017/08/smsu-athletics-thank-you-smsu-alex-weis-grateful-for-the-journey-with-mustangs-track-and-field-team/

Source: Marshall Independent

Sure-footed Simon Kibai lights up Kipchoge Keino Stadium

Triple Deaflympics champion Simon Kibai on Tuesday proved he is the king of men’s 5,000m after, beating his opponents by a gap of 200m during Safaricom National Deaf Athletics Championships at Kipchoge Keino Stadium in Eldoret.

Kibai, who clocked 14min,33.2secs, said through sign language interpreter that that he had been training hard for the races as he is eyeing a place in the national team for Deaflympic Games to be held in Turkey in July.

Read more: http://www.viportal.co/sports/eldoret-to-host-deaf-athletics-championships-capital-fm-kenya-press-release-blog/

Source: Daily Nation

UT track and field gets boost from Volscars

By Dan Fleser

University of TennesseeGashaw Duhamel, a deaf distance runner who competes for cross country and track and field, received the inspiration award.

Read more: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/2017/04/11/tennessee-vols-track-and-field-gets-boost-volscars-winners/100299484/

Source: Knoxville News Sentinel

2017 NORSKE SKOG YOUNG ACHIEVER | Impressive Border athlete Declan Campion continues extraordinary sporting journey

By Beau Greenway

After losing his hearing at 18 months of age, it’s fair to say Declan Campion’s life has been far from ordinary.

The soon to be 17-year-old hasn’t let his impairment get in the way of his achieving success in the sporting arena, particularly in athletics and football.

Read more: http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/4415650/declans-decorated-career/

Source: The Border Mail

Hearing-impaired athlete wins first place in senior 4x400m relay

By Shan A S

THENHIPALAM: Crouching at the starting block, Abhirami Krishna U S has a habit of slightly tilting her head sideways to hear the starting gunshot. The ‘slant-head’, race pundits say, is an aberration and can delay timings fractionally. But for Abhirami, it is the only way forward. For, she is hearing-impaired and even after summoning utmost mental focus, she can only manage to barely hear the gunshot. But, this shortcoming does not deter Abhirami, as she amply proved on Saturday at the C H Mohammed Koya Synthetic Stadium in Thenhipalam, where she ran the second lap for Thiruvananthapuram in the 4x400m relay heats under senior girls and helped the district clinch first position.

Read more: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2016/dec/04/hearing-impaired-athlete-wins-first-place-in-senior-4x400m-relay-1545437.html

Source: The New India Express

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