Learn about Troy Giesbrecht, who has overcome many challenges and disability to improve his life, including competing in some OCRs.
OCR meant to me a chance to live again. Honestly, when you go to a race and even just watch, you feel the love of the community. It doesn’t matter how fast or strong you are, on course there will always be a helping hand or someone offering you help. OCR means to me, getting over personal obstacles and well yes you get dirty but the feeling you get crossing that finish line, knowing you can do it, is nothing like it in the world. I have some really close friends – Charity and Ryan Fick, and just seeing them beat down and exhausted but smiling and pushing through is motivating. To me, when you accomplish something that people tell you is impossible, it is the best feeling in the world. When I thought to myself well I have this disability I wanted people to look at me for my abilities and not for what I could not do. Again; mind set, one can say impossible or I’m possible. You add we to illness we have wellness. It’s all how you look at it.