Disabilities no barrier for these athletes
Of athletes running on sneakers, the world record 5k is 12:37.35 held by Ethiopian Keninisa Bekele. Among pushrim wheelchairs, the record is 9:53.05 held by Swiss Marcel Hug.
On CBC Friday, May 20
Bluenose Marathon 2016 features wheelchair division for first time
Wheelchair athletes will compete in 5 km race Saturday afternoon, starting 5 minutes before runners
|Josh Cassidy competes in the Men's T54 1500 metres heats at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Clive Rose/Getty Images)|