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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.


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Achilles Ottawa is a club whose vision is to empower runners who are blind and visually impaired along with their guides in an environment of support. The club mirrors Achilles International, a non-profit organization formed by Dick Traum in 1983 which today has chapters and members in over 70 countries.  Achilles International supports athletes with …

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The day I redeemed myself

Last time I ran this race was September 2012, I had been hoping to run it in 2013 but had been hospitalized not long before race day and was released the Friday of the race so that wasn’t going to happen which I found quite disappointing. Last time I ran it I finished in 41:23 …

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