I felt tired just reading about this


dervorstInvacare's team of sports wheelchair athletes continue to make headlines. The manufacturer announced today that Monique van der Vorst of Team Invacare won the Ford Ironman World Championship for her division on Oct. 10. She completed a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile handcycle race and a 26.2-mile marathon in 11:10:14, breaking an 11-year-old record by more than two hours. van der Vorst used an Invacare Top End Force K Handcycle for the handcycle race and an Invacare Top End Eliminator OSR Racing Chair for the marathon. "The Force K Handcycle is a completely custom built kneeling-position handcycle—so custom that engineering drawings were needed to manufacture it," Invacare stated in a release. "It is super stiff for maximum transfer of power." This was van der Vorst's first Ironman.

Liz Beaulieu