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Heartwarming Story Of The Ironman Twins [Copy link] 中文

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The twins were born three months prematurely and Peder did not get enough oxygen during the birth. As a consequence he suffers from severe cerebral palsy, is bound to a wheelchair and requires 24 hour assistance.



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Peder quickly decided not to let his handicap dictate his life or limit his opportunities. The brothers have long shared a dream of completing a full Ironman race together.

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Apart from strengthening their own brotherhood, the twins say that they hope to help break down some of the prejudices that exist about handicapped people and their ability to participate in sports.

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The twins have had to have special equipment made – for instance this harness so Steen can pull his brother after him in an inflatable kayak during the 3.86 km swim.

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Team Tvilling Danish for Team Twin is the name the brothers use when they enter a race.

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A full Ironman race consists of first a 3,86 km swim, a 180,25 km bicycle ride and lastly a full marathon run of 42,2 km – with no breaks.

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The brothers previously sought to complete a half Ironan, but had to give up 20 km into the bicycle part because the bike was breaking apart. This picture shows them waiting to get picked up by their older brother.

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