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Tag: Pieter du Preez

STILL RUNNING – Pieter du Preez Short Film

Published: April 23, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury:

‘Still/Running’ vividly chronicles how Wings for Life World Run ambassador Pieter du Preez overcame a tragic cycling accident – which left him paralysed from the chest down – to become the first ever C6 quadriplegic to complete an Iron Man triathlon.

Quadriplegic Pieter du Preez Ready to Break Records in 2014

Published: January 23, 2014 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Quadriplegic Pieter du Preez Ready to Break Records in 2014“Impossible is an opinion, to me it means IM-possible … Ironman possible.”

The inspirational words of South African triathlete Pieter du Preez after he became the first quadriplegic athlete to complete an Ironman event back in December at the Busselton event in Western Australia. With a finish time of 13 hours and 20 minutes, du Preez smashed the boundaries for what is possible and continues to lead the way in paratriathlon. Not prepared to bask in his world record breaking achievements, du Preez has big plans in place for 2014, with one word on his mind: Kona.