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Billy Monger Challenge

janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
Did anyone watch this last night

Billy is a double amputee he lost his legs after an horrific f4 racing accident in 2017

The programme was about his triathlon challenge for red nose . He did 140 miles walking , cycling and kayaking in 3 days 

Truly inspirational young man has also fought his way back to be able to drive formula racing cars .

He can never realise his dreams to get to f1 as the rules wont allow him to drive at this level but has been licensed to race at lower levels in a race car adapted for him 

He is a presenter for f1 in ch4

He is an amazing young man and the programme highlighted his determination to carry on to the end even through pain and exhaustion 

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 4,114

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    I did not catch this @janer1967 but it sounds like a super story, very inspirational. I'll have to find it and give it a watch. Thanks for sharing
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 11,139 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ross_Scope it was on bbc1 last night so may be on catch up 

    He also did a documentary on his accident and recovery and fight together back in car .

    I cant remember what it was called bit as an amputee myself and f1 fan was a good watch 

    It highlighted how it isnt easy to learn to adjust and walk on prosthetics even for a fit young man 
  • deb74deb74 Member Posts: 763 Pioneering
    I have just watched the challenge. I think he needs his head examining for putting himself through it all, but he is amazing!! I also saw the documentary about the accident.
  • lisathomas50lisathomas50 Posts: 4,324 Disability Gamechanger
    I saw it on the iplayer it was fantastic just because you have a disability doesn't mean you have to give up if you want something bad enough you will do it snd he has my upmost  respect 

    He put himself as himself first not his disability 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,049 Disability Gamechanger
    Very impressive achievement to do what you want to do despite it seeming impossible
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