It’s great to see so many of the best wheelchair athletes back in London for the first time since the amazing Paralympic games last year. This marathon is hopefully the start of something great for me and I can begin to challenge for that win on the road, after being so successful on the track over the past few years.
The everyday life of an elite athlete is full on, not just with training, but with all the other small tasks that need to be done.
I woke early this Tuesday morning, as I needed every waking minute to try and get through as much as possible. As for a lot of people, my first task is to check emails and social media. As soon as I opened each account I was bombarded with messages asking if I was ok, if I was safe and was I in Boston?
This was my first visit to the land of the movie stars and my 1st LA Marathon and 1st Marathon this year with my new direction in sport.
March is always a busy time for Australian athletes and this year is no exception, which is strange because this is a post -Paralympic year where things are meant to be a little bit quieter, but sport has changed.
Welcome to the 1st installment of the Dream Roll.
I am Richard Colman, current World and Paralympic Champion in the 800m. During my regular installments of the Dream Roll I will be sharing some of my life experiences, stories and things I have learned along the way.
I will be sharing with you what is currently happening in my life and some crazy stories from my travels and challenges around the world in my wheelchair.
The Dream Roll is not just going to be about my sporting results but will be about traveling to various destinations competing in and exploring these wonderful places in a wheelchair and hopefully not too many challenging times.
I will try and make it as informative as possible about what it's like being an elite athlete travelling the world in a wheelchair and hope it helps other people in their own search to achieve their dream whatever that may be. Over the coming installments of the Dream Roll I will give you a little bit more details on who I am, What I have done and what I dream to do.
So enjoy and look out for the next installment coming soon.