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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Profile - Anne Wafula Strike

Paralympic athlete Anne Wafula Strike Credit: ITV News
  • British Paralympic wheelchair racer, based in Harlow

  • Born in Mihuu, Kenya, and moved to the UK in 2004

  • Anne contracted polio at the age of two and was later diagnosed with below T7 paralysis

  • She began wheelchair racing in 2002

  • In 2004 she became the first Kenyan wheelchair racer to represent her country, competing in the T53[2] 400m finals at the Athens Paralympics

  • Gained British citizenship in 2006 and became a member of Team GB

  • Her disability has been reclassified and she now competes in the T54 racing category

  • In 2007 she was officially recognised by the Queen at a Buckingham Palace reception for her work as a disabled athlete and for involvement in charity work for people with disabilities
  • She narrowly missed a place in the London 2012 Paralympics, but was a torchbearer, carrying the Olympic flame past London Zoo

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