Name: Austin Handley
Height: 5-8
Weight: 125
Classification: T37
DOB: 3/7/1995
Hometown: Madison, South Dakota
Current Residence: Chula Vista, California
High School: Madison High School (Madison, South Dakota) ‘13
College: Dakota State University, English for New Media ‘17

Career Highlights
• 2014 1500m National Champion

Son of Matthew and Sharon Bezenek, Handley was diagnosed with cerebal palsy his senior year of high school after attempts to join the military. Before he was born, the distance runner had a stroke that caused cerebal palsy. Due to a brain cyst, he has lower motor and muscular function in his right side. Handley enjoys traveling and public speaking. In 2014, Handley helped his men’s cross country team at Dakota State University win their first North Star Athletic Association title.

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