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A Man With A Mission

I’m determined to set a new standard in Paralympic running. At the end of 2009, in Rome, I became the first ever leg amputee to break the 3-hour barrier for the marathon, with a time of 2:56:45. In 2011, when I learnt that the International Paralympic Committee wouldn’t allow me to run the 2012 Paralympic Marathon,
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Richard Breaks World Record in Olympic Stadium

Richard Whitehead became the fourth world record-breaking athlete of the Visa London Disability Athletics Challenge, which forms part of the testing programme for London 2012. Richard cut his own 200m T42 world best time to 25.50 seconds. “The whole atmosphere here today was great,” he said. “It’s an important day for GB athletes to gain confidence and a
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