David Randall began handcycling as a way of staying in shape, but soon realized the enjoyment that the sport brought to his life. Randall has always been a competitive person, so once he competed in his first race, he was hooked on to the sport. In an effort to find competitive opportunities, Randall searched the internet and found the United States Handcycling Federation (USHF) website and realized that there were races that he could compete in.
Randall is now on the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team and is hoping to compete at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London. In order to prepare for the Games he said, “I am 100% dedicated to training with my coach with the intention of being in the best possible shape to represent the United States at the Paralympic Games.” Making the U.S. Paralympic Team would be a great accomplishment for Randall, especially considering the short amount of time that he has been racing. It is an honor and a privilege that he does not take for granted.
Randall graduated from North Central State College with an associates’ degree in Business Management. For his future he hopes to continue training and racing as long as his health will allow him to compete.
- 2010: Tenth place, Individual Time Trial (H2) – UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Quebec, Canada
- 2009: United States Handcycling Series Champion
- 2009: Eighth place, Individual Time Trial (HCB), Individual Road Race (HCB) – UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships, Bogogno, Italy
- 2008: United States Handcycling Series Champion