Only Possibilities

Inspiring story about determinination

Unsporty Women Can Run

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Point to Pinnacle pre-race dinner was part of the race entry package. We thought we would hear a bit of motivational running speeches to help us get up the mountain, we didn’t know we would be completely blown away by the story of one amazing Australian athlete.

A happy snap from the dinner A happy snap from the dinner

John McLean was an able-bodied sportsman who, in 1988, while on a training cycle ride suffered severe injuries as a result of a truck accident.  This accident put him in a wheelchair.  It changed his life as he knew it but not his determination to be an athlete and to live life to the fullest.

Despite incredible pain and long long months and years of rehabilitition he worked hard and got to a point where he was able to enter the Hawaiian Ironman. This is known as the world’s toughest Ironman contest. An Ironman involves a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km)…

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