Wheelchair racer sets mark

Nanoose Bay wheelchair racer Michelle Stilwell is busily breaking records as she propels herself toward the Paralympic Games this summer.

The 37-year-old set two more world records Thursday, establishing new marks in the 100-metre and 200m races at the Daniela Jutzeler  Memorial meet in Pratteln, Switzerland.Stilwell broke the 100m world record for her T52 division in a time of 19 seconds, then blazed to a record time of 34.08 seconds in the 200m.

Last month Stilwell demonstrated again her versatility as she set a course record at the Victora Times Colonist 10K.

The Paralympic Games will be held in London beginning Aug. 29.

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