Historic victory for Fil-Am wheelchair racer in Qatar

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Four-time Paralympic gold medalist and six-time world champion wheelchair racer Filipino American Raymond Martin picked up more gold at the 2015 IPC Athletics World Championship in Doha, Qatar on Monday.

Martin bolted to an early lead in the men’s 1500 T52, finishing first and defending his world title in the 1,500 meter.

Martin led team USA to win four medals in Qatar.

This is the second world title of the year for Martin, after winning the marathon championships in London in April.

Martin secured his place in history as one of the world’s best T52 racers by becoming the first man to win five world titles in 2013.

 

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