5400 runners and 4 Racing wheelchairs.

Race Results:
1st (02:13:19) – Grant Berthiaume
2nd (02:54:17) – Aaron Roux
3rd (03:04:40) – Paul Erway

Birmingham Alabama is home to the Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital established in 1973.  Back in those days the hospital recognized the importance of physical activity in relation to recovery and promoted many programs such as a wheelchair basketball team.  It wasn’t until 1984 that all these activities were consolidated under one roof and organization called the Lakeshore Foundation.  Lakeshore is dedicated to helping disabled individuals get back into sports and physical activities and has the distinction of being a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site.  If you would like more information on the Lakeshore Foundation and their programs visit their website at www.lakeshore.org .


This is Chris a.k.a. “Wonder Woman”. She flew into town for the marathon. Her Invisible Jet was double parked outside.


Paul said this was the girl with no name. She’s got a name, it’s “Cute Girl.” The camera loves her.


Yuri the video game hero. Replace that sword with a guitar and you got a Rock Star.


Paul you’re just a Chik Magnet. Girls have always liked a guy with a nice set of wheels.


At the Starting Line in Birmingham Alabama. Grant, Paul and Aaron “Cheesing” it up.


Team Photo at Healthsouth Lakeshore Rehabilitation Hospital in Birmingham, AL.


These are just a few of the wonderful individuals at Healthsouth Lakeshore that are helping patients get back into the grove of life.
Louann Craig – RN Clinical Liaison
Kathy McKerley – Director of Marketing & Operations
Jinnie Lacey – Rehab Liaison


Paul with Kelly Sorrelles the Membership Coordinator in front of Welcome Sign for 50 Ability Marathons Team.


Aaron, Paul and Grant with Dr. Paula Stewart at Healthsouth in the Physical Therapy Center.


Story of Healthsouth Presentation from WIAT-TV CBS 42.
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Scot Barco is just one of the many fascinating people we have encountered during our journey. He has just completed 52 Marathons in 24 Weeks and as you can imagine, he is a member of the Marathon Maniac Club.