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One More Tri: Sam Perkins’ mission to complete one last triathlon with Motor Neuron Disease – 220 Triathlon

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

One More Tri: Sam Perkins’ mission to complete one last triathlon with Motor Neuron Disease – 220 Triathlon

Almost 2,000 triathletes stand in their wetsuits by the side of the lake at the National Water Sports Centre, waiting to be called forward for the rolling start.

Most shiver a little, whether through the nip in the air before sunrise or the nervous anticipation of what lies ahead. They ease to one side as a young man in a wheelchair – a ventilator tube helping him breathe, a tartan blanket across the knees to ward off the morning chill – is pushed toward the pontoon.

This wasn’t the triathlon journey Sam Perkins envisaged when he started out in the sport more than a decade ago, but it’s an opportunity – despite having no physical movement remaining – he will seize with everything he has.

Read more at: https://www.220triathlon.com/news/sam-perkins-completes-one-more-tri-with-motor-neuron-disease/

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