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The Art of Wheelchair Racing the destination South Africa now as we get a precision insight into the art of wheelchair racing with ten time Boston Marathon winner Ernst Van Dyck I was born in 1973 with congenital birth defect which basically meant that from my knees down my legs didn’t develop normally a my […]
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The Art of Wheelchair Racing

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the destination South Africa now as we
get a precision insight into the art of
wheelchair racing with ten time Boston
Marathon winner Ernst Van Dyck I was
born in 1973 with congenital birth
defect which basically meant that from
my knees down my legs didn’t develop
normally a my right arm didn’t develop
normally being disabled you know and
growing up in South Africa I was
confronted a lot with no you can’t do
that oh no you wouldn’t do that you
can’t and it kind of motivated me and
drove me to succeed to the level where I
happened today
I went through a lot of surgeries as I
was growing up and I think I would count
at about 18 big surgeries where I was
under for more than six hours and if I
think back to my youth a lot of my
memories about pain I just remember
waking up in hospitals and having a lot
of pain so when I’m doing my events and
a lot of my events are endurance events
and there’s a lot of pain involved and
it’s somehow the Pioneer experience in
those events and nothing compared to
what I experienced as a young child and
therefore I can tolerate more my biggest
achievement in the chair is probably
much my team 10 victories at the last
American somehow I fell in love with
that race and I was really successful
they’d been there 16 times now I’ve won
10 and I’ve been on the podium every
time of those 16 except for once the
racing chair is really tough to master
there’s a lot of guys that you know get
into it and they don’t succeed because
it takes a lot of years to master the
technique the way you strike the clear
with the way you push the chair these
days everybody makes their own gloves so
we use a plastic which we can mold and
ply with with with eat and then
everybody basically makes these little
prosthetic devices that we put in our
hands to be able to push that chair fast
because essentially what you are doing
is you’re almost like a boxer you’re
hitting the wheel every time you push it
and you’re hitting it with with a lot of
speed and a lot of power to propel
yourself forward and you need to
condition your body to be able to take
that impact the way you sit in the chair
is it’s also very tricky and a lot of
guys can’t get it right because it takes
years and years of patient to find that
sweet spot that works for you it’s the
little things that can make a big
difference so it’s very much precision
about the gloves being right the wheels
being right the right tires for the
right conditions the right pressure and
the right conditioning I will make sure
that I know the course really well I
want to know every turn in the course I
will know every little hill every little
Daniel because there’s a technical
advantages I know my opponents very well
I study their results before a race and
I try to make sure that I know if
is carrying a small injury we’re coming
off a win and they have a lot of
confidence there’s a bigger she need to
be aware of a lot of our marathons are
not ending up and sprints I think in the
last nine marathons I did all of them
ended up in the sprint where there was
five six seven eight of us go left and
it’s quite intense when you when you’re
doing your all-out 400 meter or maybe I
don’t know meter sprint after you’ve
just done 40 KS 26 miles so it all comes
down to less than a second on the day
and for that we need to be spot-on and
the precision needs to be 110% through
the years you know I went through my
career and I developed as a wheelchair
racer up to a point where you know I was
really successful and I was winning most
of the races I was doing and I was
looking for a new challenge and then
hand cycling was just coming up and
becoming more popular and more people
were doing it and I started doing them
both at the same time and it wasn’t long
before you know I was successful in hand
cycling too and I think last year had
the number-one world ranking in the
world for the marathon as well as the
Han cycling the main difference between
the two as military racing is analytic
to vent cycling is exactly what it says
it’s cycling so you have a chain you
have crank arms you have gears and you
basically power the the bike through
pedaling on the crank arms that delivers
the power to the front wheel in both
pieces of equipment we’re sitting in a
kneeling position so we’ll be on our
knees and the body will be slightly
tilted forward in the rushing Jay
there’s a little bit more upper body
movement as we hit the chair and let you
stroke the wheels and bike it’s a little
bit less movement and we’re a little bit
more upright you have to know your gears
you have to know when you’re gonna be in
a good gear you have to know things like
cadence and you have to use stuff like
what’s to train all of us you know these
days we have power meters and and
basically we train on average power and
maximum power and that’s also what we
use when we’re ice like when I do a
Tantra and I know exactly what my power
range is where I’m comfortable and where
I’m gonna blow up and you kind of ride
that knife’s edge between the point
where you’re gonna blow up and just
being able to maintain it
for the future now things are looking
good I’m working hard towards Rio I’m
gonna try and do both of them said Rio
do the marathon and the and cycling
Tonto and road race I love love having a
goal and it’s all good and something to
achieve and that’s what keeps me going
so I’m gonna do it as long as I can
because I love it

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