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March named athlete of the year at Celebration of Women in Sport awards

Canadian Para-cyclist Karen March was named athlete of the year at the Celebration of Women in Sport awards held on Sunday April 1 2012 at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE).

The Victoria Times Colonist recently published an article on PISE awards night which honors women’s achievement in sports on Vancouver Island.  To read the full article click here. (note article will open in a new window)

Karen March
Karen March practices at the University of Victoria campus on June 16, 2011. Photograph by: Lyle Stafford,

March retired from athletics to take up hand cycling and was the first woman to  make the national team for para-cycling.  The team selections for the 2012 London Summer Paralympic Games will be made this June. March explains that qualifications take into consideration your performance over the last year and your results in the World Cup events in Spain, Rome and pre-Paralympic event in London.

The para-cycling event is a 40-60km road race and a 20km time trial to be held on Wednesday September 5 – Saturday September 8 2012 at Brands Hatch