Retirement is the farthest thing from Barb's mind. She recently returned from Italy with a new victory and para-cycling world record. Here are the details:
- Where: 2009 Para-Cycling World Championships in Bogogno, Italy. Sept. 11, 2009
- What: Gold Medal Winner - LC3/LC4/CP3 - Time Trial BUCHAN (USA) with a time of 32:02 for 20k
Barb's physical, mental and emotional strength inspire all of us. The New York Times has featured a few articles about her. From Death's Door to the Medal Podium by Allan Schwarz, is one of my favorites.
Despite Barb Buchan's awesome successes, she is not able to get the level of financial sponsorship that relieves her money worries as she concentrates on her training. She is working as much as possible, but the extent of her head injuries along with the demands of her training severely limit her efforts. You can read about one of Barb's cyling fundraisers on my wife's CreateAndRelate blog.
Barb Buchan's always needs help with cycling expenses and donating to her will make a big difference in whether she can compete or not:
Send Donations (not tax-deductible) to: (Please Make the Checks out to Barbara Buchan)
c/o CORIL: Central Oregon Resources for Independent Living
PO Box 9425
Bend, OR 97708
Barbara thanks you for your support.