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The Rolling Man
Audrey Nissen

One New Yorker works to uncover the secrets of accessible life through social media


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Superhumans

The 2016 Rio Games trailer. 

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See how a fitness schedule can reduce your risk of diabetes



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Melanie Watson (R) and Helen Newman cross the finish line during the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals. Photo by Christopher DiVirgilio. 

July 2016 Table of Contents

Rugby's Road to Rio

Even after being on the squad that helped the U.S. wheelchair rugby team qualify for this summer’s Paralympic Games on its last chance, no one from that group was guaranteed a roster spot in Rio.

From Competitors to Teammates

To help Team USA do well at this year’s Rio Paralympics, the nation’s top wheelchair basketball players have to quickly go from competing against each other to being on the same team.

The Air Up There

Reach outside your comfort zone and enjoy a unique perspective from the sky while experiencing adaptive sports such as paragliding, skydiving, BASE jumping or hot air ballooning

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Junior Achievers

Paralympic dreams, achieving personal bests and facing top competition are all on tap as some of the nation's best young athletes with disabilities take center stage at this month’s Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals

A Sporting Chance

Despite never having participated in wheelchair sports before, a pair of Jordanian athletes and their determination helped exemplify the unconquered spirit of the Invictus Games

Speaking of Spokes

Sports 'N Spokes editor gives his opinion on spokes

Born to Barrel Race

Amberley Snyder has been a cowgirl since she first rode a horse at age 3

Ready, Set, Zoom!

From large curbs and ruts in the road to rugged trails, sand and snow, a new electric all-terrain vehicle is giving people with limited mobility another option to explore the roads less traveled.



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