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PARALYMPIC ATHLETES | EDITH HUNKLER
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ON HER WAY TO ATHENS _ EDITH HUNKELER, WHEELCHAI RACER FROM SWITZERLAND
VIEW SOME IMAGES TAKEN DURING THE 2003 BERLIN MARATHON! GALLERY 1 | 2
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On her way to Athens - Edith Hunkeler, wheelchair racer from Switzerland


Everything looked very promising for Edith Hunkeler in summer 2000. Her training went extremely well and she was busy preparing to compete in the Sydney Paralympic Games.

Then came the 2000 Berlin Marathon. At Berlin's famous Kurfürstendamm, 200 meters before the finishing line, Edith crashed with her wheelchair, fell and had to cancel her ambitious plans of attending the Paralympics in Downunder.

Now, three years later, everything has been going well again for quite some time, especially since Edith captured her first career title at the 2002 women's wheelchair race at the Boston Marathon with a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes, 57 seconds.

She has been back to Berlin again and finished third behind Yvonne Sehmisch from Germany and Francesca Porcellato of Italy in the 2003 Berlin Marathon.

Today she sees that major setback in Berlin in 2000 in a positive light. She calls it a time of gaining strength for her future achievements.

We wish Edith Hunkeler good luck with her preparations for the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games!

Edith Hunkeler © WWW.TALBRONSTEIN.NET
Edith Hunkeler © WWW.TALBRONSTEIN.NET
Edith Hunkeler © WWW.TALBRONSTEIN.NET

More about Edith Hunkeler

Edith was born in July 1972 in Altishofen/Switzerland. Her life changed abruptly at the age of 22, when she was involved in a car accident which left both of her legs paralyzed. Edith's personal strength and positive outlook on life came back during her time in Florida 1996 where she attended English classes and started doing sports again.

Edith has a professionally designed homepage with lots of great photographs. To visit (in German only) - please click HERE!

To view some talbronstein.net photographs
of the 2003 Berlin Wheelchair Marathon - please our Paralympics Sports Photo Gallery - click here: BERLIN WHEELCHAIR MARATHON 1 | SET 2.





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