Wheelchair Racing

Grant Berthiaume

I have always been active in sports, so following a 1988 a construction accident that left me paralyzed from the waist down, wheelchair sports have become a lifestyle. Over the years, I have tried all the wheelchair sports, and currently still compete on a basketball team in Tucson. It is Wheelchair Road Racing that has driven me the past 11 years, competing in more than 100 events, including 50+ marathons. Looking forward to each race as it approaches is one motivating factor for training 14-20 miles, six days each week. I truly have a passion for wheelchair road racing and hope to bring as much awareness as possible each and every day! That awareness attracts wheelchair-users of all ages also. During the marathon in Knoxville TN, I was overwhelmed and moved by the participation of two elementary-aged boys in a 10-K race. Their smiles from ear to ear warmed my heart and challenged me even further to race for support, research and a cure!

 Hometown: Pinconning, Michigan
Current Residence: Tucson, Arizona
Age: 51
Disability: T-10 para

2013 Races
Date Race Time Place
 
January 20, 2013 P.F. Chang’s Marathon 2:02:37 3rd Place Open
January 13, 2013 Chevron Houston Marathon 2:12:29 1st Place Open
January 5, 2013 Mississippi Blues Marathon 2:24:08 2nd Place Open
2012 Races
Date Race Time Place
 
October 21, 2012 Detroit Free Press Marathon 2:03:41 1st Place Open
August 25, 2012 Crim 10Miler 46:28 1st Place Open
August 12, 2012 Falmouth Road Race 31:19 8th Place Open
July 8, 2012 Boilermaker 15K 42:56 3rd Place Masters
July 4, 2012 Peachtree Road Race 26:13 4th Place Masters
June 16, 2012 Grandmas Marathon 1:43:28 15th Place Open
June 3, 2012 San Diego Marathon 2:02:46 3rd Place Open