CT Athletes

Achilles International Connecticut Chapter’s Amazing Athletes

Meet the incredible athletes who overcome obstacles to achieve their personal goals as Achilles International athletes!

Erin Spaulding

Erin Spaulding is the current President of the Achilles International CT Chapter and an Achilles athlete.

She joined Achilles in 2012 following a head, neck and shoulder injury she sustained in 2010. She has run races with Achilles in Hartford, New York City, and Orlando, FL as part of the Achilles Marathon Tour. Erin was honored to run the 2013 Achilles Hope & Possiblity Race with Trisha Meili, and was also featured as an Achilles athlete in the Cigna GO YOU campaign in 2013. She is proud to coordinate the Chapter and help raise awareness of athletes with disabilities in Connecticut. Erin and her husband Michael live on the shoreline with their children Katie, Caroline and Conor.

Tony Allegreti

Tony is an accomplished Achilles athlete having completed many races including the 2013 Hartford Marathon. He served as the coordinator of the CT Chapter from 2011 to 2013 and now is the Regional Coordinator for Achilles CT Western Connecticut!


Tracy Andrews

Tracy Andrews has been an Achilles Athlete since the fall of 2012. She ran her first half marathon in 2013 in Cheshire where she lives with her husband and two children. Tracy is the Regional Coordinator for Achilles CT New Haven County & Central Connecticutand serves on the Advisory Board.


David Solano

David is the Regional Coordinator for Achilles CT Fairfield County!

Jen Gonzalez

Jennifer has competed in several races with Achilles CT since 2013. Her proudest accomplishment was her completion of the Hartford Half Marathon in 2013 after several health obstacles to her training.

Jen lives in Stratford with her crazy wonderful husband and equally crazy wonderful (must be genetic!) 11 year old girl, and works as a special education teacher in West Haven.

Jen is the Regional Coordinator for Achilles CT Shoreline West!

David Alejandro

David has completed numerous races with Achilles including the NYC Marathon and the Hartford Marathon. He finished first place two times in the Visually Impaired Division at the Hartford Marathon.

He has also completed several triathlons up to the Half Ironman distance at the Mooseman 70.3 in New Hampshire.

Adam Fleisher

At a very young age Adam experienced knee problems. When he was 14 his doctors told him playing sports would not be an option. Jogging would never occur. After 8 operations and 31 years Adam joined Achilles International CT Chapter. On June 21, 2014 Adam and his son took part in their first ever 5K. With the help of Achilles International CT Chapter, and Fleet Feet of West Hartford, Adam will be taking part in two more 5K events in July and August of this year. According to Adam “the most inspirational, spiritual, emotional, and physically uplifting experience was crossing the finish line knowing both my knees have been replaced and revised.”