Karé Wins London Marathon Under 17s Wheelchair Race
Karé won the London Marathon Under 17s Wheelchair Race to add to her 2014 and 2015 under 14 titles. The London Mini Marathon remains one of Karé’s favourite tournament, as this was where she had her first race aged 12.
The 2016 triumph was made more special thanks to the sky blue racing wheelchair funded by Variety.
Karé has Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, which affects her legs and mobility. Confined to a wheelchair, she was excluded from sports at school until the age of 12. This has not stopped this remarkable young athlete from reaching outstanding levels of achievement in her chosen sport; wheelchair racing.
Karé took up wheelchair racing in September 2012 having been inspired by the London Paralympic athletes. At the young age of 15, she is a member of the GB Elite Wheelchair team and recently came back home with two bronzes in the 400 and 800 metres at the IPC World Championships in Doha, Qatar.
Karé is currently training and hopes to be selected to represent Team GB in the (T34) wheelchair racing 100, 400 and 800 metres events at the Rio Paralympic Games.