Cassidy 4th in IPC 10,000m

In the final event of day one at the 2013 IPC World Championships in athletics, wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy finished fourth in the T54 10,000m. In a very tightly contested final, Cassidy missed out on a podium finish by just 0.15 seconds, crossing the line in 23:06.08. Josh’s next event will be the 800m semi-finals on Monday morning.

In the women’s T34 200m, Rachel Burrows replicated her Paralympic Games finish from a year ago, placing sixth in a time of 39.93 seconds. The time for Burrows was her second best of the season. She will next be in action on Monday in the T34 100m final.

On day two of the championships, the only Lion in action will be wheelchair racer Curtis Thom who will be contesting the T54 400m. His semi-final goes at 4:23 am Eastern where he’ll need to finish in the top three or produce one of the two fastest non-qualifying times to advance to the final at 1:27 pm Eastern.