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I used to be standing on the bar and my leg snapped in two’: From shock analysis to Paralympic ambition

This text was initially printed in Biking Weekly’s print version as a part of the long-running MY FITNESS CHALLENGE sequence.

“I keep in mind sitting within the bathtub on a Sunday evening and occupied with who on the squad was sooner than me and the way I might beat them.” Jake Woods is retracing the emergence of his aggressive intuition from him as a teenage swimmer – abandoning his inactive youngster self and reworking into an athletic man.”As I misplaced weight and gained confidence, I constructed myself up by way of my very own sheer will.” Over the subsequent few years he reached nationwide degree within the pool, certified as a seashore lifeguard in his native Sunderland, and whereas at college threw himself into triathlon.”My first race was a half-Ironman,” he grins, “and I did simply over six hours, which I believed was completely fantastic as a primary try.”

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