Inspirational athlete returns to competition on handcycle after devastating accident

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Sunday, June 7, 2015
Inspirational athlete turns to handcycle after accident
Amy Freeze spoke with Glenn Hartrick, who took part in the Hand Cycling Half Marathon at Rutgers.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- Glenn Hartrick ran his first New York City Marathon in 2006 and was hooked.[br /][br /]He has completed multiple Ironman competitions.[br /][br /]He was on the cover of Runners World Magazine in 2012, saying "My legs take me places, allow me to see things".[br /][br /]Six months later, he was in a cycling accident that left him with a severed spine, plus a broken shoulder, scapula, and nine ribs.[br /][Ads /][br /]Six weeks into his rehab therapy he was asking about racing again and had his mind set on a handcycle.[br /][br /]And that's where the Challenged Athletes Foundation stepped in. At 33, Glenn did his first hand cycling half marathon at Rutgers in April, and Saturday he placed in his division.[br /][br /]Glenn joined us on Eyewitness News Sunday Morning.[br /][br /]For more information on the Challenged Athletes Foundation, visit: [url HREF="[br /]" TARGET="" REL=""][br /][/url]

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