Gerein, Clayton (1964–)

Clayton Gerein has established an impressive record as a wheelchair athlete. Born in North Battleford on May 24, 1964, Gerein is a six-time Paralympian with an outstanding record in international competition: he won three gold medals at the 1988 Paralympic Games, two gold medals at the 1992 Paralympics, a gold, silver, and bronze medal at the 1996 Paralympics in Atlanta, and the gold medal in the marathon at the Sydney Paralympics in 2000. Gerein has received numerous honours, including the 2001 Fred Begley Award for Outstanding Off Track Athlete and the Canada 125 Medal for exceptional contributions to Canadian sport. He was named Saskatchewan Sports Athlete of the year in 1987, 1996, and 2001. In addition to competing, Gerein coaches other wheelchair athletes and is the athletics coordinator for the Saskatchewan Wheelchair Sports Association. He has volunteered with Prairie Assistance Dogs Inc., and has served on the board of the National Sports Centre in Saskatchewan.

Elizabeth Mooney