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Wheelchair Racing: Different Strokes for Different Folks

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"Those things do occur over the years, even if you are not an athlete, your arms weren't made to push a wheelchair," he tells WebMD.

Morris is planning to retire after this year's games. "I am ending my career in New York, my hometown, " he says. "I have had a blast all of the way. It's one hell of an experience being involved in wheelchair sports going around the country and meeting the people I have met."

When asked what advice he has to give wheelchair athletes who are about to begin their career, Morris says: "Try to get in the best shape possible by lifting weights, eating a proper diet, and getting the proper amount of rest. And I'd tell them to be committed to putting their best effort forth."

The No. 1 ingredient to a successful career, he says, is attitude. "If you don't go into it with the attitude that you are going to do your best, you may as well be a Sunday athlete," he says.

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