Volunteers Help Put Disabled on Fast Track to Competition

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Qualifying for the New York City Marathon is a challenge for any athlete, let alone one with spina bifida, a malformation of the spine.

But Bethel Park resident Ashli Molinero, who was born with spina bifida and uses crutches, found out late last week that she had qualified to race in New York in November. Molinero, 42, uses a handcycle, a bike powered by a hand crank rather than foot pedals.

Read more at the Tribune-Review.