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More videos from Blue Nose weekend 2016

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All short videos from the Mayor's Breakfast, May 21 at City Hall, Halifax.  Videography by Parker "Steady There!" Donham.  We are very grateful to Mayor Savage for providing this opportunity.










Images and Videos, Blue Nose weekend 2016

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Some wonderful moments from the Award Ceremony and subsequent wheelchair events in the Blue Nose 5k.  Watch the first one for insights into what motivates Josh and Clary....



And Kevin Murphy at his best.......



An exciting race start (Susan  Gavin, videographer)......



Ben Brown's fantastic GoPro movie...




And a slideshow.  Got more pictures?  Send to wcreedh@gmail.com.


News from the Blue Nose Weekend, 2016

In the Chronicle Herald.  Thursday, May 19

Disabilities no barrier for these athletes


A team of elite wheelchair athletes will be participating in the five-kilometre race at the Bluenose Marathon in Halifax this Sunday. The team is called Global Wheelchair Athletics, and they travel around the world participating in various wheelchair racing events and competitions. Independent Living Nova Scotia, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with disabilities, is sponsoring the team's Blue Nose Marathon debut.
For the record:  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
NEW

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)
Localxpress, Friday May 20


Wheelchair racer Cassidy an ambassador of para-athletics



CBC Monday, May 23

Josh Cassidy takes wheelchair 

to first place at Blue Nose 5K

Paralympian says new class of race participants lets us see the 

'heroes in our communities'

The Canadian Press Posted: May 23, 2016 6:44 AM AT Last Updated: May 23, 2016 6:44 AM AT
Josh Cassidy competes in the Men's T54 1500 metres heats at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Josh Cassidy competes in the Men's T54 1500 metres heats at Hampden Park during day six of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Twitter)