Welcome to Adapt4Action. We built this site to be a resource for information and a place to share and learn about adaptive sports and the people who do them. We hope to create a space that feels as much like a home as a destination. Toward that end, we turn to you, our community, to help us to provide a resource that will be inspiring, useful and friendly. Please tell us how we can make it better; what you would like to see - anything from blog topics, to new sports icons, to whole new sections of the site. And if you would like to be a guest or contributing member on the blog, just send us a note. Oh,and do not forget to tell your story. Thanks!
Without question- Anthony Robles is a wrestling phenom! Scratch that. He''s a phenom, period.
Despite being born with only one leg, Robles has surprised millions with his numerous accomplishments in the sport of wrestling.
At the age of 22, Robles won the 2010-2011 NCAA individual wrestling competition, representing his alma mater, Arizona State. He finished his season with a perfect record of 36-0. Read More»
So many U.S. soldiers return home having suffered physical injuries; considered by some to be "debilitating". However, not every solider allows such injuries to keep them back. Mick Brennan, Read More»a returning soldier from Iraq, suffered severe injuries during his tour of duty in 2004, causing both legs to be amputated.
Susie Kluting has found freedom away from her wheelchair; on the ice.
The 19 year old refuses to allow her spina bifida diagnosis to define her. Instead, she excels on the ice as a member of the U.S. National ice hockey team.
Ice hockey wasn’t her original passion. In fact, she tried numerous sports before landing in the field of ice hockey. She was first introduced to the sport at the age of 7, in an adaptive sports program offered by Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. Read More»
It is widely accepted that the Ironman competition is one of the toughest physical challenges in the world!
Athletes complete the grueling 2.4 mile swim, only to jump on their bikes for 112 miles followed by a full marathon. Any one of these race components on their own is challenging; add them together and you have the Ironman! Read More»
Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that Oscar Pistorius (AKA The Blade Runner, AKA "The fastest man on no legs"), is the amazing South African sprinter who was born without fibula in either leg, requiring both legs to be amputated, below the knee, when he was 11 months old. He runs with the aid of twin J-shaped carbon fiber prostheses. He is among the top ranked 400 meter runners in the world and a favorite to qualify for the 2012 Olympics this summer in London. But is he disabled or "too abled?"
Either way, Pistorius was a shoo-in for A4A first blog fame. Read More»