Achilles in the News

 

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 practice 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 Houston International – Houston guides and some other Achilles friends.

Sara Solomon on the cover of the ?Houston Chronicle