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Desert Challenge Hosts International Paralympic Athletes in Mesa

The 2010 Desert Challenge had everything. Great weather, elite athletes from across North America, and a new venue that really made the event great for athletes, Olympic observers, and the fans.

The event had athletes as young as nine, and a few near eighty. Quite a few newly disabled vets were participating, and many athletes were here in preparation for the 2012 Paralympics in London. will likely have the results up soon so we’re just going to feature some photos.

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Accessing Arizona is primarily designed for people who are looking for wheelchair accessible events, locations and activities. If you have paralysis (paraplegic or quadriplegic), Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Bifida, or if you are an amputee, Accessing Arizona has information about an active lifestyle.
If you are traveling to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff, Sedona or the Grand Canyon, the site offers insight about the accessibility. We cover trails, lakes, state parks, national parks and just about anything claiming to be handicapped accessible. The site also covers sports and recreation in Arizona.
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