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(VIDEO) Paratriathlete Hector Picard participates in the Conchman Triathlon
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Nov 18, 2010 - 9:50:24 PM

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - The Bahamas Weekly News Team takes you on location featuring para triathlete from Florida, Hector Picard at the Pelican Bay Hotel and to Taino Beach in Grand Bahama where the annual Conchman Triathlon registration and annual event was taking place on November 6th of 2010.

In this video Picard explains how he was injured in a work related accident. He tells how he received 13,000 volts through his body that resulted in the complete amputation of his right arm and half his left.  As well as 2nd and 3rd degree burns over 40% of his body.

Picard is the recipient of the 2010 Paul Mitchell Spirit award for Para-triathlete of the year in the USA.

Watch as the race founder, Bert Bell give pre-race instructions and a prayer for a safe race. See the swimmers take off in heats into the beautiful waters of The Bahamas, and watch Hector Picard transition from swim to bike, to run. Picard also explains how he adapted his bike to suit his needs.

Picard not only competed in this year's race but took time to cheer on the Iron Kids afterward, and also visited the Beacon School, as well as he spoke to the Grand Bahama Girls Soccer Program.

The Conchman Triathlon will celebrate its 25th year in 2011.

Learn more about Hector Picard at his website: www.dontstopliving.org.
 


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