Wheelchair racing is a track and field sport in which participants in wheelchairs race over a variety of distances. Races are typically held on running tracks or roads, and distances vary from between 100m and 1,000m. There are usually eight to 10 athletes competing in a single heat. Wheelchairs are specially designed for racing and are generally very light. Athletes are classified based on disability or disabilities.
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Achilles Canada; Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled; Athletics Ontario
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Beach Cheer Athletics100 Sunrise AveToronto, ON M4A 1B3
Stephen Lewis Secondary School3675 Thomas StreetMississauga, ON L5M 7E6
Achilles Canada123 Snowdon AvenueToronto, ON M4N2A8
Cruisers Sports for the Physically Disabled9 - 6975 Meadowvale Town Centre Circle Suite 158Mississauga, ON L5N2V7
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