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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.


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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Jon and Jason

IPC Athletics World Championships

Two of our own, Jon Dunkerley and Jason Dunkerley, are among 32 athletes who were named on Monday June 24 to the IPC Athletics World Championship team. The IPC Athletics World Championships will be taking place from July 20 to 29 in Lyon, France. Jon will be competing in the 400m and 800m T11 races …

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