17th Oct, 2019

Wheelchair racer Zhou completes a hat-trick of wins in final London Mini Marathon

Ben Tyler 15th May, 2019

BABLAKE School student Zien Zhou recovered from crashing out at the Coventry Half Marathon to take the London Mini Marathon title for the third and final time recently.

The Coventry Observer recently helped to publicize a fundraiser for the 17-year old prior to the Coventry Half Marathon, which allowed the rising star to raise the necessary funds to help buy a new racing wheelchair.

Despite his chair tipping over during the race, in which he was leading, he was was forced to retire from the event, but did not let the ordeal dim his will to win just four days later.

On Sunday April 28, Zhou returned to Coventry with another title at the Mini Marathon in London, contested by boys under 17 years of age.

In the last year that he is eligible to compete, Zien completed a third win at the event, an impressive feat during his four-year wheelchair racing career.

Receiving the guidance of Coventry Godiva Harriers’ Job King, a voluntary coach who works with British Athletics and provides regular training three times a week, the club have taken 15 Mini Marathon titles to date – making Coventry the home of Mini Marathon champions.

For more information on joining the Harriers, the club advise people to contact Julie at juliebeckford@hotmail.com, or call directly at 02476 462018.

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