Achilles in the News

July 15, 2017

Stephanie Zundel became the first Achilles Nashville blind athlete to qualify and complete the Boston Marathon. Please read her incredible story in Nashville’s Breaking Ground Magazine. Note that the first picture is not Stephanie…it is guide Melanie Yappen. 

Guide Harvey Freedman (on left), Athlete Stephanie Zundel (in the middle), Guide Amy Harris (on right

Breaking Ground Article PDF

Breaking Ground Article Screen Reader Friendly Doc

May 18, 2017 

Wendy Wilson, Senior Reporter from The Tennessee Star—an online news site based in the Nashville area—did a feature story on Achilles International-Nashville. Wendy spent a Wednesday evening at an Achilles practice interviewing athletes, guides, and volunteers to capture this story. This article was posted online on May 18, 2017.
Sara Solomon getting in her handcycle

Read about Achilles:

http://tennesseestar.com/2017/05/18/nashville-chapter-of-achilles-international-helps-disabled-athletes-meet-personal-goals/


 April 17, 2017

On Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 17, 2017, Achilles International – Nashville athlete, Stephanie Zundel ran in the 121st Boston Marathon. Stephanie was guided by two Nashville Chapter guides, Amy Harris and Harvey Freeman. Click on the links for the news stories below to learn more about Stephanie’s Boston Marathon!

Stephanie Zundel getting a medal at the Boston Marathon


February 12, 2017

Channel 4 aired a feature on one of our ABLE Youth participants and Achilles athletes, Jay Denning (known as Jrod to many!) on their Inside Sports Sunday show. This segment centered around him being a member of his middle school wrestling team wrestling against all able bodied students despite having spina bifida and no leg function.

Jrod holding his medal

For the full segment:

Jrod’s Story


January 16, 2017

Look who made the front page of the Houston Chronicle in January—

Sara “Lizzy” Solomon. Lizzy participated in Houston International marathon weekend January 14-15, completing the 5k on Saturday, followed by her first ever half marathon Sunday. Lizzy was guided by Achilles International – Houston guides and some other Achilles friends.

Sara Solomon on the cover of the ?Houston Chronicle