Cassidy second in 1500m wheelchair

If racing nearly 1900 kilometres apart on back to back days is a difficult task, Paralympian Joshua Cassidy showed no ill effect as he raced to a silver medal in the 1500m para wheelchair event at the 2018 Canadian Championship on Thursday.

Cassidy, who raced to a silver medal at yesterday’s Peachtree 10k in Atlanta, Georgia was in a tight battle all race with multiple world record holder Brent Lakatos, before falling just 0.42 seconds back to finish in 3:21.11. The travelling does not stop as Josh is off to Utica, New York where he will contest the Boilermaker 15k on the road.

In the senior 800m qualifying a pair of Lions qualified of each of the men’s and women’s events. Madison Clarke led all female qualifiers, winning her section in 2:09.68, while teammate Svetlana Martynova qualified ninth in 2:12.03. Stephan Evans led the Lion men with his 1:53.74 clocking to finish 10th. Teammate Remy Binns was 12th in 1:54.53. All four advance to tomorrow’s semi-finals.

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