A Listen Not to Miss – Find Your Fit Special Paralympic Episode. From Jessica’s Monumental Pikes Peak Marathon to Rio de Janeiro with guests Mark Lucas (United States Association of Blind Athletes), Matt Simpson (USA Men’s Goalball), and Letticia Martinez (USA Women’s Swimming)
Jessica and Kevan have Mark Lucas from United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) in the studio. They start with a discussion about Jessica and Mark’s conquering of the Pikes Peak Marathon as a team.
Mark tells his thoughts about how the USA goalball teams will do in the Paralympics in Rio this year. He also breaks down some of the organizations, governing bodies, and other entities that make up all of the Olympic and Paralympic movement. Here are some of the organizations with links:
Matt Simpson of USA Men’s Goalball also joins us to discuss his upcoming trip to the Rio Paralympics.
Letticia Martinez of USA Women’s Swimming is pumped and ready to represent the USA at the Paralympic games.
Jessica and Kevan talk about media portraying able-bodied models/actors as people with disabilities. There are numerous articles about this topic. Here is one from BBC.
Kevan has a fond memory of dancing with Paralympic Snowboarder Amy Purdy (and her hips).
NBC has released the schedule for their coverage of the 2016 Paralympics.