Athletes with disabilities are competing in mainstream running events thanks to individuals like Peter Kline and nonprofit organizations like Achilles International and Athletes Serving Athletes. Their participation is part of a trend towards including disabled athletes in sporting events once restricted to able-bodied athletes.
Lucía Seda is an independent journalist and translator from San Juan, Puerto Rico. She is a recent graduate of the joint Master's program in Journalism and French Studies at New York University. Her work has been featured in Refinery29, Latin America News Dispatch, the New York Transatlantic, Bedford+Bowery and the Capra Review.