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Nothing stands in Duncan’s way

Scole, Norfolk. Sgt Duncan Slater back from his trek across Antartica who was the first double amputee to make it to the South Pole as part of the Walking with the Wounded.

Scole, Norfolk. Sgt Duncan Slater back from his trek across Antartica who was the first double amputee to make it to the South Pole as part of the Walking with the Wounded.

Just months after becoming the first double 
amputee to walk to the South Pole, Scole’s Duncan Slater will again be putting himself through the paces for this year’s London Marathon.

He will be joined by other members of the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge team, comprised of former service men and women who have been injured serving their country.

Mr Slater - another London Marathon debutant - told the Diss Express: “I am looking forward to it.

“It is meant to be a really good day but I am a bit 
nervous as well.

“This is the first time I will run on my running blades since I was injured (in July 2009), so it will be a bit of a baptism of fire.

“Training has taken a bit of work but it is getting there,” he added.

He will be running for the charity Walking with the Wounded, which funds the re-training and re-education of wounded service men and women, with the aim of helping them find long term employment.

To make a donation, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/giving/wwtwmarathon/

 

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