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THAT WHEELING FEELING
Craig Neff
May 04, 1987
Wheelchair racers merit our attention, not our pity
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May 04, 1987

That Wheeling Feeling

Wheelchair racers merit our attention, not our pity

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Afterward, someone asked the men's runner-up, Jim Martinson, a 40-year-old Vietnam veteran who lost both legs in combat, how much longer he intended to compete. "Well." he replied with a wry smile, "they say an athlete's legs are the first thing to go. I think I'll be around for a while yet."

I say forget about the crash. Remember the people who got up.

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