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Carl's Motorbike
Christopher DiVirgilio

Carl Brunning and David Brudus go head to head in the first ever accessible motorcycle drag race.

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WCMX Warrior

Wheelchair skating continues to take off in popularity thanks to people like Robert Thompkins. Video courtesy Thompkins YouTube.


Exercising now may help preserve your memory and cognition later in life

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Photo of the week

We continue our look back over 40 years of SPORTS `N SPOKES with this week's Throwback Thursday cover from March 1976. On the cover: Don Baum of Des Moines, Iowa and Wayne Anderson of the Twin Cities Rolling Gophers of Minn., in regional competition in their fight to go to the sectionals. The Gophers won and went on to meet the number one ranked Indianapolis Mustangs. Photo courtesy of Courage Center.

January 2015 Table of Contents

Game Changers

Wheelchair sports have evolved a great deal over a relatively short period of time and these 10 people have made an impact on that growth which continues to be felt today.

Here Comes the Boom!

Whether you call it "Murderball" or quad rugby, the hard-hitting, action-packed wheelchair sport helps change lives.

A Mini Roadtrip

Minis are fun, sporty cars and people such as Ishmael Lara really push them to the limit when they tackle the road known as the "Tail of the Dragon."

Also in this issue:

Standing Above The Rest

Students build made-from scratch deer stand and trailer for Paralyzed Veterans of America Houston Chapter

Go With What You Love

Kelsey DiClaudio becoming a driving force in women's sledge hockey

Frick Inducted Into Canada Hall

Canada wheelchair basketball coach inducted into nation's Sports Hall of Fame

McFadden Motors to More History

Tatyana McFadden, Kurt Fearnley win New York City wheelchair marathon races

Classification Added

Lower-limb snowboarders have an additional classification

Shea, Schultz Make History

Mike Shea, Mike Schultz win first banked slalom world cup titles

Calling Volunteers

Volunteers needed for 2015 Nordic Skiing World Championships

Craven Touts Physical Activity

IPC President says sports and physical activity play major role in recovery

Progress In Rio

IPC says it's pleased with "significant progress" by Rio 2016 Organizing Committee

Meet The Mascots

2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games mascots announced

A Return To Sochi

Sochi will host the 2015 International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation World Games

HarborCenter Opens

Venue for 2015 IPC Ice Sledge Hockey A-Pool World Championships is up and running

Back In The Saddle Again

New horseback riding facility opens in northeastern Arkansas

NWBA Travel Award

NWBA Championships honored by SportsTravel magazine

Hope For Carbon Fiber

Lighter chairs benefit us all

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