08/14/17

Ottobock reveals top athletes to lead teams at Superhero Series

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Ottobock is excited to announce its all-star teams for Superhero Series at Dorney Lake, Windsor

On 19th August 2017, Ottobock’s very own super ambassador, Paralympic Gold-medallist Andy Lewis, will be heading up two amazing teams as part of #TeamOttobock at Superhero Series. Both teams are made up of stars of the para-sporting world, each taking on a swim, bike or run/push challenge.

Team One features Andy Lewis tackling a 750m swim, joined by Paratriathlon Paralympic silver medallist and current world champion Alison Patrick cycling 20k in tandem with Rio2016 Paralympian George Peasgood whilst former wheelchair athlete Dr Ian Thompson will be competing in the 5k push/run.

In Team Two, Paratriathlete and former Paralympic swimmer Clare Cunningham will be swimming 750m, triathlete Jack Peasgood will be guiding blind athlete Dave Ellis on the 20k cycle and 11-time Paralympic wheelchair athletics champion, parliamentarian and television presenter Tanni Grey-Thompson will be competing in the 5k push/run.

These two great teams follow on from the announcement of #TeamKare & #TeamSammi at Superhero Series. Ottobock Ambassadors Sammi Kinghorn and Kare Adenegan will be captaining 2 teams consisting of winners from a Facebook competition held during the World Para-Athletics Championships in July.

Also supporting #TeamOttobock will be members from two of Ottobock’s official charity partners, Limbless Association and Arctic One Foundation. Limbless Association is a charity which aims to support amputees of all ages achieve rehabilitation and independence in hospital, home, education, employment and within the community. The Arctic One Foundation aims to give opportunities to both able bodied and disabled people to enable them to “Get Involved” in Sport.

Ottobock is proud to support the debut event in the Superhero Series, the exciting new mass-participation sports series that gives the UK’s 12 million people with disabilities the chance to find their inner superhero and take on an inspirational challenge. The unique strength of Superhero Series is that it encourages participation by enabling participants to unite with family and friends and do as much or as little as they wish, with as much or as little support as they need.

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