A lot of people have asked why I run, and find it hard to accept my response: because I can. It demonstrates that a good answer requires context such that it can be understood. I was approached by our internal comms team for me to write my story, which later appeared for a whopping 3 whole days on the front page of the global intranet. My claim to fame was dramatic, responses unexpected and generally the feedback was incredibly supportive.
Here it is, in all its glory.
From a broken back to Ironman – my journey
In November 2009 I was involved in a rock climbing accident while training to become a Search and
Rescue volunteer. I fell some 5 metres, sustaining spinal injuries to my coccyx and some of my lumbar
vertebrae. I spent a week in the Auckland City Hospital emergency department before diagnosis could
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