2017 Photo Contest, Sports, 3rd prize

Adaptive Athlete


Darren Calabrese

08 July, 2016

Lindsay Hilton trains under the watchful eye of her coach, Jenny Jeffrey, with equipment adapted using deadlift straps and chains bought at a hardware store.

Lindsay Hilton, from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada is dedicated to CrossFit, despite having been born with no arms or legs. CrossFit is a fitness regime that draws on such sports as high-intensity interval training, weightlifting and gymnastics. Hilton participates in grueling workouts using equipment she has adapted using everyday hardware materials—this proved simpler and cheaper than trying to find equipment on the internet. Hilton juggled her intensive training regime with work, life and coaching commitments in order to qualify for the Adaptive Seated RX division of the international CrossFit fitness festival. She finished in the top five in the category.

About the photographer

Darren Calabrese

Technical information

Shutter Speed
Focal length
24.0 mm
Nikon D810

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