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Welcome to Track and Field
Wheelchair track first appeared at the International Stoke Mandeville Games in 1964. This event consisted of a men’s 100-meter race and a women’s 60-meter race. These short distance races were continued as the standard until the early 70’s when the National Wheelchair Athletic Association (NWAA) held events in 220, 440 and 880 yards. By 1978, The Stoke Mandeville Games held wheelchair races in 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters, and 1500 meters. Today wheelchair racers compete in distances beginning at 60 meters (for juniors) to 26.2-mile marathons.
Classification and Rules