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track_and_field 3What is it?
Track and Field attract the largest number of athletes. This Adaptive Sport offers a wide range of competitions. These events are open to male and female athletes in all disability groups of all ages. Advances in technology and athletes' dedication to the sport have made once unimaginable feats become realities. Some compete in wheelchairs, others with prostheses and athletes with blindness/visual impairment compete with the guidance of a sighted companion. Athletes compete according to their functional classifications in each event and these events are continually being redefined to include as many athletes as possible.

Athletics includes:
  • Track events: sprint (100m, 200m, 400m), middle distance (800m, 1500m), long distance (5,000m, 10,000m) and relay races (4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Road event: Marathon
  • Jumping events: High Jump, Long Jump and Triple jump
  • Throwing events: Discus, Shot Put, Javelin
  • track_and_field 1Combined events: Pentathlon (track and road events, jumping events and throwing events, depending on the athletes' classification).
Rules:
Click here to review the rules.

National Governing Body:
http://www.wsusa.org/

International Governing Body:
http://www.paralympic.org/