Brick’s Samuel Spencer Won the 2014 Boston’s Marathon’s Handcycling Competition

by Alice Magdziak • May 2, 2014 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1099

courtesy of Chris Spencer and NJ.com

courtesy of Chris Spencer and NJ.com

Coming in second and making it home safely last year certainly must have been on Samuel Spencer’s mind this year as he competed in the Boston Marathon. Whatever it was that motivated him worked because he won the Handcycling competition by more than seven minutes!

He completed the course in 1 hour, 18.34 minutes.Interestingly, the handcycling race is generally only for wounded veterans but a few civilians are accepted each year.  Spencer, 53, grew up in Vermont but now lives in Brick.  He was paralyzed below the waist in a 1991 ski racing accident and was honored to be allowed to race with veterans who’d lost limbs while fighting to protect the country.

Read more about Samuel and his win here:  Boston Marathon: Brick man wins handcycling competition | NJ.com.

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