November 20, 2017
Our Vanderbilt guides get inspired by our athletes everyday. Read about some of their most inspiring stories at http://voice.vumc.org/athletes-disabilities-inspire-vumc-running-volunteers/. A special thank you to Vanderbilt for sending such amazing guides.
October 1, 2017
Achilles Nashville guides and athletes share their running experiences and stories about friendship in this interview done by Nashville Fit Magazine. Read about the camaraderie of Achilles Nashville at https://nashvillefitmagazine.com/achilles-international-nashville-fitness-without-limits/ A special thanks to Lindsey Miller for writing the article and Ryan Freebing for featuring our amazing group.
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.
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.
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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!
- Style Blueprint featured a story about Stephanie in the Nashville Daily Edition on April 17, 2017: Stephanie Zundel: FACES of Nashville;
- Rudy Kalis of WSMV-TV Channel 4 in Nashville featured Stephanie in a news story on Thursday, April 20, 2017: Real People with Rudy: Blind Vanderbilt Student Runs 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.
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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.