Kurt Fearnley is fired up for for his final Paralympic Games
FITTER, stronger, faster, focused – if Kurt Fearnley was not already a big threat in the world of wheelchair racing, the motivation of succeeding at his final Paralympic Games will make him an even more formidable foe.
After making his Games debut in Sydney in 2000, plus attending the Athens (2004), Beijing (2008) and London (2012) Paralympics, Fearnley announced this year’s event in Rio would be his last at this level.
The Carcoar native will contest the men’s T54 5,000 metres, 1500m and 4x400m relay on the track, as well as his pet event the marathon.
He will be looking to add to his three gold, six silver and two bronze Paralympic medals. The desire for the CSU graduate to succeed has motivated him to undergo a brutal training regime.
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