Renzo Rios Nino: My superpower would be to cure others’ disabilities

Renzo Rios Nino of Stamford, CT. I’m run-walking Hope & Possibility because I want to be active, but also just to make good and new friends.

Gearing up for the 4th annual Achilles Connecticut Hope & Possibility® races presented by Cigna, we’re talking to athletes and guides to share stories about who they are and what brought them to our Chapter. Enjoy! One of the many fresh new faces to the Connecticut Chapter this year is Renzo Rios Nino. Part of […]

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June 12, 2019

LyLy Hin: I feel blessed to share my love of running

LyLy Hin of Ellington, Connecticut. I run Hope & Possibilit because it is a race that helps bring people of all abilities together, to show that through community, there is Hope and Possibility for everyone!

Gearing up for the 4th annual Achilles Connecticut Hope & Possibility® races presented by Cigna, we’re talking to athletes and guides to share stories about who they are and what brought them to our Chapter. Enjoy! Behind the scenes, LyLy is a volunteer extraordinaire – a guide for several years, whose lightning attention to detail, […]

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May 30, 2019

Lack of Eyesight Doesn’t Hold Back Local Runner

From the Glastonbury Citizen: May 10, 2019(article with photo archived below) Susanne Cesana is more than just “visually impaired.” She is, she says bluntly, “Blind.” But that’s not stopping the 65-year-old Glastonbury resident from taking part in this Saturday’s Bill Landers Building Bridges Memorial 5K Run/Walk. With the help of a volunteer athlete from Achilles […]

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Meet Three-time Survivor and Achilles Athlete, Gail Bruno

Milford resident won’t let her new disabilities define her Achilles Connecticut athlete Gail Bruno has earned the title “Survivor” – several times over. As a 20-something, Gail sustained a head-and-neck injury in the workplace. Recovery involved nine months of therapy. Flash forward to September 11, 2001. Gail had recently arrived to her workplace. The Twin […]

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June 21, 2018

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Achilles Member/Author Colleen Kelly Alexander Shares Her Story of ‘Gratitude’

Connecticut athlete who defied odds to speak at July Achilles Connecticut events On race courses, Colleen Kelly Alexander prefers to blend in with the other athletes who are giving it their all. Her backstory is an extraordinary one – an athlete who, by all logic, should have died in a horrific accident on a road […]

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Meet Achilles Connecticut’s Athlete and Volunteer of 2017!

It started with the shirts. It continues, for Achilles athlete Mike Tubiak and his frequent guide, Laura LaRiviere, with their being named Achilles Connecticut Chapter’s Athlete and Volunteer of 2017. Ask Achilles athlete Mike and his frequent guide, Laura, how they got first got involved with the Connecticut Chapter of Achilles International, and for both, […]

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December 17, 2017

2017 runDisney Marathon Weekend Race Inspiration – Nicole Gaines

This year, as in several years past, Cigna is the sponsor for the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend. I had the pleasure of being invited to the blogger meetup event taking place this weekend. Prior to the races this year, I want to share some inspirational stories with you to give you some encouragement if […]

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September 2, 2017

Running as a Guide for Achilles: The Shift from Self to Other

February 16, 2017    |    Michael Lo Presti Source:  https://www.rundisney.com/blog/articles/Running-as-a-Guide-for-Achilles-The-Shift-fromSelf-to-Other/ In some ways, running can be considered a selfish sport. It’s all about you, and the time you personally dedicate to getting in your miles or crossing that finish line. After nearly 20 years of running races ranging from 5Ks to ultramarathons, I know […]

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February 16, 2017

ANNOUNCING…. 2016 TEAM ACHILLES CT EVENTS

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING  (Chauncey Conference Center-Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford)  Sunday, March 13th 1pm-3:30pm   *Mandatory for athletes and volunteers who are new and/or plan to be active in 2016.  Athlete and volunteer handbooks will be distributed as well as team t-shirts.  Light refreshments will be served OPENING WEEKEND (*New this year-find a race in or near your […]

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March 13, 2016

Charity Miles Challenge

Charity Miles Challenge Feb 5, 2016 | Karen Kantor – Achilles Pikes Peak Message from Karen Kantor – Achilles Pikes Peak: Hey Team!  I am a Wounded Vet and athlete for the Achilles International Pikes Peak Chapter in Colorado Springs.  This year, our chapter made a commitment to run, walk and roll 4,000 miles to benefit […]

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February 5, 2016