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Sarah Piercy

Sarah Piercy (born c. 1981) is a British wheelchair athlete. At the age of 19 and in her first attempt at the race, she won the 2000 London Marathon women's wheelchair competition after a tire puncture slowed defending champion Tanni Grey-Thompson.[1] She has competed in a further four London Marathons, but has been seeking to compete in the equestrian events in the Paralympics as well. In February, 2009, a local online newspaper noted that her equestrian ambitions were being stymied because local riding stables would not allow her to ride their horses due to concerns related to safety regulations.[2]

References

  1. "London Marathon History" (pdf). Flora London Marathon. http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/site/content/file/downloads/med_09/4.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-16. 
  2. "Disabled rider's dream hit by red tape". thisisplymouth.co.uk. 2009-02-27. http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/news/Disabled-rider-s-dream-hit-red-tape/article-731826-detail/article.html. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 



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