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Erik Hightower, Paralympic Wheelchair Sprinter

Erik Hightower-3121Erik Hightower is on the Paralympic Team USA Wheelchair Track & Field Team.  He’s a sprinter.  He’s currently our fastest competitor in 100 meter, 200 meter and 400 meter.  I met Erik many years ago and have been following his career every since.  He’s currently training in Chula Vista, California.

I was asked to take some photos of Erik by one of his sponsors.   It so happens Erik w
as racing at ASU Sun Angel stadium over the weekend.  I grabbed a couple of shots of him smoking the competition and then used a wide-angle lens to get a shot of Erik in his chair beside the track (above). We shot a few headshots and then we we done.

He’ll be working his butt of to make the team going to the Paralympics in Rio in 2016.