World-record holder David Brown, who placed first in the 100m T11 division for visually impaired, will be competing at this year’s Desert Challenge Games on May 13-17 in the Phoenix-metro area.
“I’m excited that David will be competing with us,” Arizona Disabled Sports Executive Director Lane Gram said in a press release. “David is a U.S. athlete and broke the world record in his division last year at the U.S. Nationals in California. He is a great inspiration for all of us.”
The Desert Challenge Games is a three-day event for athletes ages 7through adulthood with a physical disability who compete in track and field, archery and swimming. The games will be hosted at Arizona State University Joe Selleh Track and Field, Papago Archery Range in Phoenix and Kino Aquatic Center in Mesa.
Nearly 300 athletes are registered to compete representing countries from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Ghana, Columbia, Gambia, Costa Rica, Syria and Denmark.
There are 45 athletes competing from Arizona Disabled Sports and 25 athletes attending are active-duty or military veterans. In addition, 35 athletes from the U.S. Paralympic National Team will be competing in the Track and Field division.
Attendance is free and the public is encouraged to come out and support the athletes.
To learn more about The Desert Challenge Games or to view the schedule visit: www.desertchallengegames.com.
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