Tommy’s T20 1500m race, Desert Challenge Games, Phoenix Arizona

June 5, 2016
On the road to Rio’s Paralympic Games, Tommy had the amazing opportunity to travel to compete in the T20 1500m race at the Desert Challenge Games in Phoenix Arizona in May 2016. While there, Tommy completed his Paralympic Classification as a T20 athlete, as this event provided him with that opportunity.
Tommy met some amazing T20 runners from the USA, including Mikey Brannigan and Tyler Wigington. Connecting with them, and their coaches and families, was a highlight of the event for us as a family.
Thank you to Kayla, Jason, and Adam at Athletics Canada, who supported Tommy as an athlete selected to Athletics Canada’s Development Team for the Desert Challenge Games. It was a wonderful experience!

Tommy completes Classification as a Paralympic T20 on Road to Rio

June 4, 2016
In May, 2016, Tommy traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to complete Classification for the Paralympic T20 category, as part of his Road to Rio, for the 2016 Paralympic Games! His Classification journey involved going for testing at the Abilities Center in Phoenix. When he arrived there, he saw that the ceiling was full of beautiful photos of Para Athletes, and he thought of the movie “The PageMaster”, the scene in the library. Tommy relates much of what he experiences to movies he loves. Watch and see his joy in discovering that the Ability Center was a lot like The PageMaster movie!