Having only started wheelchair racing two years before making his Paralympic debut, two-time Paralympian Rheed McCracken is on track to become a legend of his sport.
Although he was always determined to pursue a career in Para-athletics, it was a chance meeting with Channel 7 personality David ‘Kochi’ Koch that propelled Rheed into Paralympic stardom. Seated next to Kochi on a plane, the two struck up a conversation about Paralympic wheelchair racing great Kurt Fearnley, and Kochi, who has known Kurt for years, offered Rheed the opportunity of a lifetime when he challenged him to compete against Kurt in a wheelchair race in Sydney.
Not long after, Rheed made his international debut at the 2011 IWAS World Games in Sharjah, UAE. He won one gold and four silver medals, and caught the attention of Australian selectors for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
In England, Rheed exceeded all expectations, returning home …Read More