IRONMAN Ambassador Roderick Sewell, completed this past saturday on IRONMAN of Hawaii becoming the first triathlete amputated above the knees to complete it,
Sewel, has completed the IRONMAN of Hawaii in a 16 time: 26: 59 finishing in fourth position in his age group PC Athetles.
Sewell participated in the test with a pair of prosthetic legs. Instead of pedaling on a traditional bicycle like other triathletes, he completed the tour on a hand bike while he ran with orthopedic legs in the marathon
His career times
- Swimming 3,8 km: 1: 09: 18
- Cycling 180 km: 8: 51: 48
- Foot race 42 km: 6: 15: 26
A hard childhood
Sewell has endured much greater challenges in his life than completing an IRONMAN, spent four years during his childhood traveling from one place to another and sleeping in homeless shelters while her mother, Marian Jackson, made sure she had expensive prosthetic legs.
He was born with a birth defect that resulted in aimputation of both legs above the knee before his birthday 2.
When he was 10, he saw one of his friends, also pointed from both legs to swim in the pool and from there his passion for swimming was born.
He is a great athlete in paranatation
Since 2014 He has won several medals in 100 and 200 Braza meters with the american team of paranatation.
Seventeen years later, Sewell has become the first triathlete amputated above the knees to complete the IRONMAN of Hawaii.
A great example for everyone.