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University of TennesseeDuhamel earned his first conference award after his first official race with the team this past Saturday at the Commodore Classic in Nashville, Tenn. Duhamel took 74th overall in a field of 228 competitors. He was the third Vol finisher as he completed the 8K in 26:12.5 in a competitive field featuring 11 schools ranked in the USTFCCCA’s regional rankings after week one.

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Source: University of Tennessee Athletics

SMSU’s Weis to compete in Deaflympics

By Jim Tate

USA Deaf Track  FieldSMSU track and field athlete Alex Weis will represent the United States at the Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey, July 18-30, 2017.

Weis, a Luverne native, is a senior at SMSU. He has been an advocate for the hearing impaired for quite some time, and last semester started the Sign Language Club on campus.

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Source: Marshall Independent

Silent motivation: Guam Olympian runs for deaf parents

By Jojo Santo Tomas

2016 Rio OlympicsRIO DE JANEIRO — Josh Ilustre’s earliest memories of talking without words come from when he was about age 4. He’d walk into the kitchen, and sign to his mom, Normie, “I’m hungry.”

When he started school, he remembers being placed in the Language Other Than English class, or LOTE — although that didn’t last long.

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Source: Pacific Daily News

Deaf runners and athletes in Silent Run

KUCHING: The Silent Run Kuching held yesterday was not completely silent, but participants learned a thing or two about how the silent community interacts.

Over 2,100 runners took part in both the 6km and 3km categories. Around 300 of them were from the deaf community.

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Source: Borneo Post Online

Shame as Kenya ‘barred’ from competing in Deaf Olympics

By Edward Mokuah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsTen Kenyan Deaflympics athletes have been barred from participating in the ongoing World Championships in Stara Zaragoza, Bulgaria for lacking hearing aids.

On Wednesday, Kenya lost a bronze medal with Jocob Kibet’s win in the 3000m steeplechase cancelled for lacking the necessary attachments.

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Source: Citizen Digital

Kenya pockets two medals in Bulgaria Deaflympics

By Edward Mokuah

2016 World Athletics Deaf ChampionshipsKenya kicked off the World Deaf Athletics with two medals in the first day of the contest in Stara Zaragoza, Bulgaria despite delayed start.

Lucas Wanjiru, the runners up of 3000m steeplechase in Sofia 2013 and Baxtone Menjo, the World Record Holder, clinched Gold and Silver medals respectively in the men’s 3000m steeplechase.

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Source: Citizen Digital

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