Richard Whitehead – Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

Disabled Sportsperson Of The Year

Nottinghamshire athlete Richard Whitehead is the Disabled Sportsperson of the Year after a record breaking 2009.

Whitehead, who is a double leg amputee, has smashed world bests for the marathon and half-marathon.

He set a new world record in the 2009 Chicago Marathon, on 11 October, with a time of two hours, 50 minutes and 38 seconds having become the first ever leg amputee to break the three-hour barrier at the Rome Marathon earlier in the year.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/nottingham/hi/people_and_places/newsid_8388000/8388681.stm

Page last updated at 06:34 GMT, Friday, 4 December 2009

well done Richard ….

(Thanks to Steve McNeice for sending this article)

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  2 comments for “Richard Whitehead – Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

  1. wendy
    December 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

    Congratulations from us all the The Douglas Bader Foundation, Richard. A fantastic achievement and well-deserved.

  2. Wyn Jenkins
    December 7, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Well done Richard – a brilliant performance!!

    I tried 14 times to break 3 hours for the marathon and I was using (at the time) two good legs. To maintain 6 min 50 secs per mile takes some doing at the best of times, so to do it on prosthetics is phenomenal – well done!!

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