Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Paralympians Return

This weekend two of the world¹s leading Paralympians will be taking to the track for the start of their racing season.

BT Ambassadors and Gold medallists Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft will both be competing in separate events­ with Jonnie going for Gold in the 100m in Bedford on Sunday 31st May and Hannah taking on the world¹s best in Nottwill across for disciplines: 100, 200, 400 and 800m events.

Both Jonnie and Hannah will be looking to make an impressive impact in their first big races this season as they look towards the World Championships in Doha in October 2015 and the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. For Hannah, aside from the World Champs in Doha, the event in Switzerland is the biggest competition she will face this year.

BT caught up with Jonnie and Hannah at a training session in Loughborough to get the inside scoop on how they were feeling ahead of the big start to their season:

At this session, Hannah and Jonnie met with BT¹s two new Paralympic ambassadors - wheelchair racer Ben Rowlings and track sprinter Julie Rogers­ who quizzed them on their experience and knowledge of competing on a world stage and got the inside scoop on their expert training tips.

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