Perfect Homecoming for Colman

AFTER clinching his third TAC Wheelchair Athletes' Challenge title, Richard Colman revealed he has a new lease on life.

Colman is one of the headline acts of the 2013 Great Ocean Road Real Estate International Marathon Festival, which kicked off today with four events.

Colman admitted he was obsessive leading up to last year's Paralympic Games. He was so strict with his diet, he avoided alcohol and all junk food.

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Champ passes on his skills

KIDS at Barwon Valley School have been taking some top sporting tips from champion Geelong athlete Richard Colman this term.

The paralympic gold medallist has been working with the kids as part of the Active Afterschool Communities program – an initiative that provides primary school children with access to free sport and structured physical activity after classes finish for the day.

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Golden triumph for our Colman

PARALYMPIC star Richard Colman won Geelong's second gold medal in London with a stunning performance in the T53 800m early yesterday.

It capped off a successful day for the region on the track, with Kelly Cartwright backing up her long jump gold with silver in the T42 100m.

Colman surged to the lead with 200m to go to win in a time of 1:41.13, just beating off the challenge from Canada's Brent Lakatos and early leader Joshua George.

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Colman's relief at bronze medal

CHAMPION Geelong wheelchair athlete Richard Colman tonight has the chance to advance to the final of the 800m, just two days after claiming bronze in the London Paralympics.

Colman has the quickest personal best time of any competitor in the T53 800m event, and will be in with a shot at a second medal in his 2012 Paralympic campaign.

The 27-year-old, who also won bronze in the 400m at Beijing in 2008, was relieved to have made the podium.

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Richard Colman leads London charge of Geelong Paralympians

GEELONG'S champion wheelchair athlete Richard Colman was happy to get his selection in the Australian Paralympic team for London yesterday finally out of the way.

"It's really great to be finally selected, we got nominated in January so it's been a long time coming," Colman said.

Colman, 27, is heading to his third summer paralympics, having won gold in the 800m and silver in the 4x100m relay at his first in Athens in 2004.

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