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Coffee With COVID #23: Tara Llanes

19m · Coffee With People (Life with COVID) · 24 Apr 08:00

Today we’ll be chatting with Tara Llanes. Tara lives in beautiful British Columbia.where she is on the National Team for Wheelchair Basketball. I know Tara through the mountain bike world and my good buddy Elladee Brown.

There’s not much coffee talk in this episode as Tara is a former coffee drinker. Despite that, Tara shares her love of Yorkshire tea and walks us through her morning cup experience.

As an athlete, Tara and her team are training for the Tokyo Paralympics, something that’s been postposed to 2021. Tara gives us a sense for being away from her teammates and adapting her training in her home environment.

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