Chapter News

Achilles Canada received attention at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront half marathon on October 22. Go Achilles Canada!

Philly Achilles handcyclist Patricia Crebase has her wheels on the ground in Philadelphia marathon. Read more at

FOX New York was at Dr. Jordan Metzl's Ironstrength Training on Tuesday, 6/24/2014 and interviewed Achilles NYC's blind athletes Jose Montanez and Eliza Cooper. Training for a Cause will likely raise $2000 for the chapter.

As reported in The New Zealand Herald, Rachel Grunwell's run club is fundraising $45,000 to send nine inspiration Achilles New Zealand athletes to NYC for the 2014 TCS Marathon. (05/2014)

Leaders of Achilles - Norway Bedir Yiyit and Achilles - Japan Michiko Tabaka met in Oslo on Friday, May 16, 2014 to discuss Achilles International chapter development, cooperation and support for Achilles members  participating in marathons in their respective countries.

Boston Chapter:  Williamstown Man Guides Blind Runner in Boston Marathon.  (04/2014)

Achilles Canada: Nothing slows Achilles Canada's Maya Jonas down, certainly not blindness. (03/2014)

Achilles Pittsburgh's president Monica Michna on Comcast Newsmakers tells the story of the first year of the chapter.

Achilles-Colorado is making news locally -- check out Storytellers: Blind disabled runners lead the way at Wash Park for video coverage of their weely workouts.(10/2013)

In Philadelphia: Transamerica's 'Tomorrow Chaser' Leslee Hoey runs to support local charity for athletes with disabilities in Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. (09/2013)

Ironman Wisconsin brings out athletes with disabilities to participate and to cheer. Achilles-Madison member Betty Merten represents the Achilles spirit in this video interview. (09/10/13)

The leader of the Munich chapter of Achilles-Germany created a 12-minute documentary film - YouTube. (08/2013)

Australia's Ben Phillips set a personal record in the Sydney City to Surf 14K completing the course in 80 minutes, says guide Marcus Schar.

Achilles - Colorado has arrived in Denver under the leadership of Michael Oliva who volunteered with the NYC Chapter for seven years before moving west.

Achilles Pittsburgh Chapter made the Sports Section of Pittsburgh Tribune Review
A well drawn feature article about our Achilles group in Schenley Park on Saturday morning (6/2013)

Philadelphia Chapter Has a Rising Star
Philly Achilles own Kinzey is called Amazing Runner by MyFox News in Philadelphia!  We agree wholeheartedly!  Please watch the video featuring Kinzey and his guide. (06/2013)

Connecticut Chapter's Colleen Kelly Alexander Tells Her Story
On October 8, 2011, Colleen Kelly Alexander was biking home from work when she was hit by a truck that ran a stop sign. See her remarkable comeback video on FoxCT... (05/2013)

Williamstown Man Energizing Boston Club for Disabled Runners
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Since running his first marathon in 1994, Hank Art has duplicated the feat on numerous occasions. He is proudest of those days when his times were the slowest. Read more on

Chicago Chapter Announces 2013 Workout/Race Schedule
Achilles - Chicago Chapter has polled its members and will be holding weekly Sunday morning sessions at 9am at Ohio Street Beach starting May 5th and going through Sunday, October 6th.
The tentative 2013 Race Schedule for Achilles - Chicago follows:
May 19 - Lung Cancer 5K
Aug 1 - Terrapin
Sep 7 - GLASA
Sep 15 - Bucktown
Oct 13 - Chicago Marathon
Nov 3 - Hot Chocolate