Dan Powell My Story

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So about my story… I’ve been sprinting now for three years off the back of a successful Judo career. As a judo athlete I won lots of national titles and a World Cup in America and Germany. My judo career came to an end when I felt I needed to move home back to Liverpool to be around my friends and family again after sacrificing many years of my life to full time training down in Kent.

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I moved home and soon realised I needed a outlet for my competitive nature, the only thing around was my local running club, Liverpool harriers. I started running and soon got scouted by the Paralympic British squad for my first year of performances. Over the past three years I have lost my sight quite drastically. I now have to run along side a guide runner and have taken out a fair few fellow runners in my path, I’d like to think that wasn’t much my fault but theirs…

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I’m now hitting the same speeds from when I could se and currently hold British titles in the one, two and four hundred classes.