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Brian Alldis

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Spinal Cord Injuries
Origin of Impairment
Congenital

Further personal information

Residence
Needham Market, ENG
Occupation
Motivational Speaker, Office Worker
Languages
English

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He began wheelchair racing in 1999 after being introduced to the sport by coach Tanni Grey-Thompson.
Club / Team
West Suffolk Wheelers and Triathlon Club: Bury St Edmunds, ENG

General interest

Most influential person in career
Coach Tanni Grey-Thompson. (paralympics.org.uk, 14 Jan 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Just train hard and just keep going. It's hard but it's worth it - after a while you always get a bonus." (parasport.org.uk, 14 Jan 2010)
Other sports
He competed in wheelchair basketball before taking up wheelchair racing. (alldis.co.uk, 14 Jan 2010)
Impairment
He was born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus, conditions which affect the spine and brain respectively. He has very little muscle in his legs and has difficulty walking. (bbc.co.uk, 2006)
Other information

Results

Unit Date Rank
IPC Athletics World Championships Assen 2006 (Assen, Netherlands)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 200 m T54 Heat 2 4
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 36
Men's 4x100 m T53-54 Heat 3 4
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 2 6
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 8
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 1 4
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 7
Men's 400 m T54 Heat 2 4
Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games (Beijing, China)
Event Medal Unit Date Rank
Men's 5000 m T54 Heat 1 9999
Men's 1500 m T54 Heat 4 6
Men's 800 m T54 Heat 2 7
Men's Marathon T54 Final Round 34