The UK's leading wheelchair athletes are flooding to Leeds on Sunday 8th July in hope of victory at the Asda Foundation Leeds 10K.
An outstanding wheelchair race is in prospect at Sunday’s Asda Foundation Leeds 10K when some of the country’s leading athletes will be hoping for victory.
Thousands of spectators will cheer on a top class field headed by husband and wife team Jade Jones and Callum Hall.
Jade enjoyed glory earlier this year at the Commonwealth Games when she won gold in the paratriathlon, an event she took up just over 18 months ago following a successful track career which saw her compete at both the London and Rio Paralympic Games.
Callum Hall, who was left paralysed after stepping on a sea urchin while diving off the Greek island of Skiathos, made his Commonwealth Games debut this year on Australia’s Gold Cost and finished a creditable 7th in the marathon. Last year Callum took part in the Boston, New York and London marathons.
Tokyo 2020 paratriathlete hopeful Josh Landmann will also be competing in this year's event. Josh was left partially paralysed in 2014 when he damaged vertebrae in his neck after he dived into a swimming pool while on holiday in Ibiza. He has now been selected to appear in the Team GB Paratriathlon Talent Squad – an important step towards attempting to win a place in the full squad for 2020.
The field also includes Sean Frame, Samuel Kolek, Chris Nash, Jason Richards and Georgina Lord, Matthew Clarke, Tiaan Bosch and Adam Douglas.
Run For All’s Head of Events, Tristan Batley-Kyle, said: “With so many excellent athletes taking part, the wheelchair is shaping up to be a very exciting feature of this year’s Leeds 10K. I’m sure they will receive fantastic support from the crowd and good luck to all involved.
Organised by Jane Tomlinson’s Run For All, the Leeds 10K starts in Vicar Lane, takes the runners through the city centre, out and back along Kirkstall Road and ends in front of the Town Hall.