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Blade runner returns from fifth consecutive World Championships

RSLSteeper client and international athlete Adrian Howden has returned from a successful event at this year’s World Duathlon Championships in Pontevedra, Spain. Prior to losing his right leg after being hit by a motorcyclist eight years ago, Adrian was an international distance runner and has refused to let his disability put a stop to his successful sporting career. Taking part ... Read More »

Paralympic Snowboarder, Amy Purdy, Goes Nude for ESPN Body Issue

Amy Purdy has nothing to hide.The Paralympic snowboarder and “Dancing with the Stars” runner-up is one of many athletes taking it all off for ESPN The Magazine’s annual Body Issue.“What I love about my body, especially right now, is just how strong it is,” she tells the mag. “I’ve felt that contrast of it being as weak and vulnerable as it could be. When I was in ... Read More »

First Blade Runner in 32 years to Run the Children’s Cancer Run

Dedicated Kieran Maxwell, 15, has become the first blade runner to take part in the Children’s Cancer Run to raise money for the North of England Children’s Cancer Research fund. In 2010, Kieran was diagnosed with a rare and very aggressive bone cancer – Ewings Sarcoma. This resulted in the amputation of his left leg – through the knee. Ewing’s ... Read More »

Scots woman to be first in UK to have double hand transplant

A Scottish woman is to become the first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant, BBC Scotland can reveal. Corinne Hutton had her hands and feet amputated last summer after a pneumonia infection led to blood poisoning. She will become the second person in the UK to have a hand transplant, and the first to have both ... Read More »

Bebionic-wearer named finalist at Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards

Stephen Lowry, the first person in Northern Ireland to be issued with a bebionic3 myo-electric hand, was named a finalist in the Overcoming Adversity category at the 2014 Sunday Life Spirit of Northern Ireland Awards with Specsavers. Read More »

Disabled racer Fincham up and running – on his dad’s bike

Disabled motorcycle racer Mark Fincham has got his season off to a good start, thanks to a little help from his dad. Mark, a former Marine whose leg was amputated after a road crash in 2007, is lying in second place after two rounds of the MRO 1000 Clubman series, and fifth overall in the MRO Powerbike class. But he ... Read More »

Royal Navy veteran amputee sets sail to break world record

Richard Hunt, a Royal Navy veteran amputee from Fareham, will tomorrow set off to kayak around the entire coast of the UK in an attempt to break the solo kayaking distance record. His challenge, in aid of BLESMA – The Limbless Veterans (formerly known as the British Limbless Ex-Servicemen’s Association) and aptly named ‘The Great Paddle Round’ is expected to ... Read More »

The recycling centre for FALSE LIMBS: Quadruple amputee launches service to helps others in need – and has been given 1,000 limbs so far

A man with no arms or legs has launched a recycling centre for false limbs.  Ray Edwards MBE, 59, is turning thousands of fake body parts into cash to help pay for new equipment for amputees. Read More »

Shark attack survivor who lost leg shows off stunning surfing pictures

Mike Coots lost his right leg in a shark attack while surfing off the coast of Hawaii when he was 17.  The attack happened in 1997 and, since then, not only has Matt continued surfing using a prosthetic limb, he’s also become an activist campaigning for the conservation of sharks. Read More »