OTTAWA, July 4, 2013 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the 2013 Boiling Point Track Classic on Saturday July 6 at Terry Fox Athletic Park before Canada's best para-athletics competitors depart for Lyon, France to represent Canada at the 2013 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Championship.
Boiling Point serves as Team Canada's final tune-up leading into the IPC World Championships and is the final opportunity for Ottawa based media to speak with Team Canada members including Ottawa's own Jason Dunkerley and guide Josh Karanja, Jon Dunkerley and guide Brian Cummings and Curtis Thom.
Saturday July 6 beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Terry Fox Athletic Park (next to Mooney's Bay)
>London 2012 Paralympic medalist Virginia McLachlan
>Beijing 2008 Paralympic medalist Kyle Pettey
>Ottawa based Jason Dunkerley and guide runner Josh Karanja ; silver and bronze medalists at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, 2013 IPC World Championship team members
>Ottawa based Jon Dunkerley and guide runner Brian Cummings; 2013 IPC World Championship team members
>Ottawa based wheelchair racer Curtis Thom; 2013 IPC World Championship team member
|Name||Event||Saturday July 6||Note|
|Jason Dunkerley and guide Josh Karanja||T11 800m||2:35 p.m.||Based in Ottawa / Paralympic medalist|
|Jon Dunkerley and guide Brian Cummings||T11 800m||2:35 p.m.||Based in Ottawa / World Championship team member|
|Virginia McLachlan||T35 100m / T35 200m||7:35 p.m. / 8:00 p.m.||Paralympic medalist|
|Kyle Pettey||T35 Shot Put||6:40 p.m.||Paralympic medalist|
|Curtis Thom||T54 wheelchair 100m / 200m / 400m / Open Pursuit||7:25 p.m. / 8:25 p.m. / 6:50 p.m. / 8:40 p.m.||Based in Ottawa / World Championship team member|
For more information on the 2013 Boiling Point Track Classic including complete schedule of events visit www.boilingpointglobal.com.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
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