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Welcome to the Achilles Ottawa home page. Achilles Ottawa is a national capital-based running club which provides runners who are blind and visually impaired with a community of support. Athletes with a visual impairment of all levels and backgrounds are encouraged to train and compete alongside sighted guide runners in a supportive team environment. By bringing together athletes who are sighted and visually impaired, we hope to support runners in pursuing their potential as athletes and as individuals, and to leverage running in promoting a vision of inclusion.

1 Ottawa Marathon 2014, finish line, arms raised 1

ORW and Gaston

This is an article that was published by The Ottawa Citizen about one of our runners and his quest to run the Ottawa Race Weekend Marathon.   For Gaston Bédard, who is both deaf and blind, running in his first marathon in 30 years will be a team effort. The 61-year-old from Aylmer, Que., is …

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Achilles Athletes Participate in Introductory Soccer Clinic

On Wednesday July 3, Achilles Ottawa athletes opted out of their regular weekly group run in favour of an opportunity to be introduced to five-aside soccer for athletes who are visually impaired.                Rozalia Cervenan, who is employed by the Eastern Ontario District Soccer Association as a Special Projects Officer, was one of three EODSA …

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