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By DREW PETERSON
Staff Intern 

Isaiah Rigo races way into Cheney's heart

 

Isaiah Rigo, a Cheney Middle School student, took fifth place in the T52-1500M as a member of the United States national Paralympic team.

At 14-years old, Otter Pops, video games and lake days consume most kids’ summers.

But for Isaiah Rigo, he was busy competing at the 2013 International Paralympic World Championships in Lyon, France.

The Cheney Middle School student made his hometown proud taking fifth place in the T52-1500M as a member of the United States national Paralympic team.

And even though Rigo, who was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder where joints are stiff and muscles abnormally developed, was one of the 76 athletes from the U.S. to compete at the 2013 Worlds, he was unlike any of them.

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