Connie Hansen grew up in a small city in Denmark as an active kid who participated in a lot of different sports. At age 13 Connie climbed a tree from which she fell and got a spinal cord injury. The accident did however not stop Connie from what she loved, which was sports.
After rehabilitation she saw the possibility to do Wheelchair racing, and in 1978 she went to Stoke Mandeville Games and participated in every annual event until 1993. In 1979 she participated in a Danish 4 x 100 relay wheelchair race, and it concealed her destiny as an exceptional successful Wheelchair Racer. From 1980 to 1995, she participated in all Summer Paralympics and obtained 9 gold and 5 silver for Denmark.
She became a popular athlete and got several ranking lists in duration of 1988-94, including in 1992 “Female Athlete of the Year” by Danish National Olympic Organisations, “Athlete of the Year” by the Danish Sports Organisation for Disabled and “Athlete of the Year Runner Up” voted by the largest Danish newspaper. “Female Athlete of the Year” by Danish Television in 1988 as well the “Para Sport Price 2017″ from the danish Minister of Culture Affaires for developing and promoting RaceRunning to now be a part of the future Paralympic program.
Being an athlete herself has motivated Connie to give this kind of opportunity to others. She designed the “Petra” a Frame Running bike to give anyone who is unable to walk or run by themselves be able to say ”I may not be able to walk, but I can run! As the company has grown Connie has added different models and types of mobility devices to improve the Frame Running sport.