David Weir and Shelly Woods triumph in Lisbon

david

 

Three Get Kids Going! wheelchair athletes- David Weir, our Vice President, Shelly Woods a Get Kids Going! athlete and ambassador and Mickey Bushell a Get Kids Going! athlete had great success over the weekend at the Lisbon Half Marathon.

 

Both David and Shelly won their races meaning Great Britain dominated in Lisbon.

 

David beat Swiss Rival Marcel Hug in a photo finish with a fantastic time of 43 minutes 21 seconds.

 

After the event he tweeted, “Britain smashed it in Lisbon @ShellyWoods86@Mo_Farah#Winners”.

 

Shelly

 

Shelly raced one of her best races this year beating British rival Jade Jones with a time of 50 minutes 33 seconds.

 

She was delighted with the result and after the race said, “Was great racing Lisbon Half Marathon this morning. #winner #GoHardorGoHome!”.

 

Both are in training for the Virgin Money London Marathon which takes place on the 26th April 2015.

 

Get Kids Going! had another wheelchair athlete taking part in the Lisbon Half Marathon.

 

Mickey came 20th in the men’s race with a time of 56minutes 01 second.

 

We are so proud of all three of the athletes and cannot wait to watch them compete in London.

 

with medals