Weekly round-up: Tristen Chervove’s BC Epic 1000 gaining steam

Canadian Paralympic Committee

July 13, 2020

1000 km ride from Fernie to Merritt to raise funds for CPC Foundation

Tristen Chernove with his gold medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

Even though Canada’s Paralympians are not able to compete right now, or train at their normal pace, they are still keeping themselves busy whether it’s doing at-home workouts, virtual chatting with friends and family, or sharing their stories in the news and on social media. Each week, we compile various top social posts and articles to see what Canadian Para athletes have been up to. Here are some highlights from the past week: 

On July 18, Paralympic Games cycling multiple medallist Tristen Chernove is scheduled to attempt the BC Epic 1000, an almost entirely off-road and self-supported ride that will be a feat of mental and physical endurance. He is fundraising for the Paralympic Foundation of Canada, which raises funds to provide more opportunities for Canadians with a disability to be active in sport.
(Tristen Chernove story starts at 42:33)


And here at B-104 FM Radio

Canadian Paralympian Shelby Newkirk received some great news about the province of Saskatchewan opening pools in its next phase.



In a powerful story through Hillberg and Berk, Paralympic cycling hopefuls Carla Shibley and Meghan Brown talk trust, vision loss, and identity in sport.



Another athlete to watch for 2021 is wheelchair basketball player Colin Higgins whether it’s the next chapter of his bright collegiate career or the prospect of becoming a Paralympian in Tokyo.



World record holder Nathan Riech posted his most recent blog last week where he updates his status and his “new normal” leading into his first time trial.



And here’s some footage from that time trial. Great job Nate!



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