8:30 a.m., March 16)
golden at Ontario cycling championships
By Fred Sherwin
faces obstacles in their life, some more than others.
As a blind-deaf athlete, Kevin Frost has had more than
his share of challenges to overcome.
solution to the problem is to face them head on and use
his bike, speed skates or golf clubs to deal with and
conquer his disability.
Frost and his tandem bike guide and pilot
Scott Laliberte won a pair of gold medals
at the Ontario Indoor Cycling Chapionships
in Milton. File photo
have learned that my eyesight will not improve, I must
face life and keep myself motivated through sports,
Frost said upon his return from the Ontario Cycling Championships
in Milton earlier this month.
competed in four tandem events on the Milton velodrome
and won gold medals in the one kilometre and pursuit categories.
was a busy three days of competition but I came away with
two gold medals. Its a great incentive and motivation
to be ready for the Canadian championships in a couple
of weeks, said Frost.
multi-sport athlete traded in his tandem bike for a pair
of speed skates to compete in the World Masters Allround
Games in Fort St. John, British Columbia this past weekend.
against able-bodied athletes in the 45-50 age group, Frost
placed sixth in all four of his races. Still, he was happy
with his times and appreciated the chance to compete in
a sport he loves.
Games will be Kevins final speed skating event at
the world level. He plans on moving on to concentrate
on cycling and golf.
year, I finished 11th competing against able-bodied skaters
at the World
Allround Championships in the Netherlands, said
Frost. My goal is to finish in the top 10 in the
world. It has been 19 fantastic years in speed skating.
Ive met a lot of new friends and participated in
several great races.
his final speed skating competition behind him, Frost
can now focus on the Canadian Indoor Cycling Championships
being held in Milton on March 31, and after that he plans
to hit the driving range once the snow melts and work
on his golf game.
can follow Kevins sports exploits at: www.deafblindspeedskater.com.
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