Fresh challenge for Paralympian

Harlow Paralympic wheelchair racer Anne Wafula Strike will be the first disabled person in Europe to attempt the "Tough Mudder" challenge - an extreme assault course including fire, ice, underground tunnels and 10,000 volts of electricity

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Anne Wafula Strike to become first person in a wheelchair to attempt "Tough Mudder"

10,000 volt wires - just one of the obstacles in the Tough Mudder course Credit: Tough Mudder

In one month, Paralympic wheelchair racer Anne Wafula Strike will become the first person in Europe ever to attempt the 'Tough Mudder' challenge in a wheelchair.

Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by the Special Forces. The obstacles include such feats as crossing through burning firewood, ice baths, and dangling 10,000 volt electric wires.

Anne wants to complete the challenge to raise money for her own charity, the Olympia Wafula Foundation, and also AbleChildAfrica, which aims to promote the realisation of equal rights for disabled children and their families in Africa.

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