Marc Herremans: Inside Triathlon’s 2006 Athlete of the Year

Marc Herremans, a Belgian triathlete who became paralyzed below the chest after a terrible bike accident in 2002, was chosen as ‘Athlete of the Year’ 2006 by the magazine Inside Triathlon (the photo below shows the cover of the January 2007 issue).

He’s an absolutely amazing guy: the past year he won the Iron Man in Hawaii in the wheelchair athlete category and besides doing a hundred thousand other things he also attempted to climb the Nose of El Capitan in Yosemite with a team of friends – as he didn’t make it to the top the first time, he plans to try again this year. Check out his website for all the other stuff he’s doing.


Btw, triathlon is heel populair hier in de Bay Area, en Inside Triathlon ligt nogal prominent in de schappen bij de sportmagazines, waardoor het mijn aandacht getrokken had…

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