Last week I was invited to the opening night of EtchRock Elites – a community celebrating athletes pushing themselves to their limits. Amongst the many brilliant and inspiring speakers at the evening, I was lucky enough to meet Michael Robbert Brans. Michael is an endurance athlete and obstacle runner who has been diagnosed with cancer three times in his life – in 1995, 1998, and again in 2001. As a result he underwent a full amputation of his right leg but refused to let this prevent him from achieving great things.
He has since become a world record holder – for fastest 5km on crutches – and earlier this year climbed the highest mountain in the UK to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
I talked to Michael about his fantastic achievements. Read more
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