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I am an elite wheelchair racer, Paralympic ambassador, public speaker and assistant professor at Vanderbilt University. I strive for athletic excellence and leading a life filled with integrity. I am the 2011 World Champion in the 200m and hold two bronze medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. I had the honor of representing Team USA in London at the 2012 Paralympic Games! I am currently focusing on my research on disability identity, inclusion, disability sport and work related to disability activism! Thanks for following me on this incredible journey!

I appreciate your support.
— Anjali Forber-Pratt, Ph.D.


Natick wheelchair athlete preparing for dream event

When she was 5, Anjali Forber-Pratt’s parents took her to watch the Boston Marathon. They settled in on the edge of Route 135 at the Natick-Framingham line. It was then that Anjali started dreaming.

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Preparing for Boston: Natick Paralympian talks about training for the Boston Marathon


At 26, Anjali Forber-Pratt is one of the top US paralympians. Raised in Natick, she won a bronze medal in the 400-meter wheelchair racing event at the Paralympic Games in Beijing in 2008. She gave this telephone interview from Chicago, where she is training for her first Boston Marathon next month.

You've mostly been a speed racer. Why the Boston Marathon now?