#6 Mercedes Marathon

Event Information:
  • February 17, 2013
  • 7:03 a.m.
Location Information:
  • Boutwell Auditorium
  • 1930 8th Ave N., Birmingham, AL - Map
Contact Information:

Birmingham Alabama is home to the Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital established in 1973.  Back in those days the hospital recognized the importance of physical activity in relation to recovery and promoted many programs such as a wheelchair basketball team.  It wasn’t until 1984 that all these activities were consolidated under one roof and organization called the Lakeshore Foundation.  Lakeshore is dedicated to helping disabled individuals get back into sports and physical activities and has the distinction of being a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.  If you would like more information on the Lakeshore Foundation and their programs visit their website at www.lakeshore.org .

ChrisWndrWmn

This is Chris a.k.a. “Wonder Woman”. She flew into town for the marathon. Her Invisible Jet was double parked outside.

GirlwNoName

Paul said this was the girl with no name. She’s got a name, it’s “Cute Girl.” The camera loves her.

Yuri

Yuri the video game hero. Replace that sword with a guitar and you got a Rock Star.

Characters

Paul you’re just a Chik Magnet. Girls have always liked a guy with a nice set of wheels.

StartLn2

At the Starting Line in Birmingham Alabama. Grant, Paul and Aaron “Cheesing” it up.

HealthSouth

Team Photo at Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, AL.

HSStaff

These are just a few of the wonderful individuals at Healthsouth Lakeshore that are helping patients get back into the grove of life.
Louann Craig – RN Clinical Liaison
Kathy McKerley – Director of Marketing & Operations
Jinnie Lacey – Rehab Liaison

HSWelcomes

Paul with Kelly Sorrelles the Membership Coordinator in front of Welcome Sign for 50 Ability Marathons Team.

HSDrPaulaS

Aaron, Paul and Grant with Dr. Paula Stewart at Healthsouth in the Physical Therapy Center.

Presentation

Story of Healthsouth Presentation from WIAT-TV CBS 42.
Click Above to Watch Story.

ScotBarco

Scot Barco is just one of the many fascinating people we have encountered during our journey. He has just completed 52 Marathons in 24 Weeks and as you can imagine, he is a member of the Marathon Maniac Club.

5400 runners and 4 Racing wheelchairs.

Race Results:
1st (02:13:19) – Grant Berthiaume
2nd (02:54:17) – Aaron Roux
3rd (03:04:40) – Paul Erway