Kurt Fearnley has worked hard to earn a reputation as one of the finest wheelchair racers in the world, but at the moment he has speed rather than endurance in mind.
The Carcoar native is focusing on the track instead of the road as that is where he will be pushing for glory at the World Para Athletics Championships.
To be staged in London from July 14-23, Fearnley will represent Australia in the men’s T54 1,500m and 5,000m events.
“I’m really trying to re-program the head to be as quick as possible,” Fearnley said.
“I do a lot of training throughout my year dealing with discomfort, making sure I can handle the heart rate for a long period of time so I can attack a hill in the marathon.
“Now ... it’s about making sure the arms can do a quicker stroke rate and making sure I can respond to an attack.”
Fearnley is looking forward to racing in front of a large crowd in the London Olympic Stadium.