British man to compete in Mallorca Ironman Triathlon after being told he wouldn’t walk again

Rhys Jones aims to complete 1.9km swim, 90km bike ride and 21.1km run

LAST UPDATED: 11 May, 2017 @ 10:15
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A BRITON who was told he would never run again is to take part in the Mallorca Ironman Triathlon this Saturday (May 13).

Rhys Jones, 46, will defy doctors’ expectations when he completes a 1.9km swim, a 90km bike ride and 21.1km run on the Balearic island.

IRON WILL: Rhys Jones to take part in Mallorca triathlon
IRON WILL: Rhys Jones to take part in Mallorca triathlon

The CEO of a recruitment investment business fell off a wall and dislocated every metatarsal in his foot.

It took a year of treatment before he could even put a shoe back on.

Doctors told him that he would never run again, that he would get arthritis and would probably have difficulty walking.

But now four years later and after having to learn how to swim, he will take part in the Mallorca triathlon, which is notorious for its bike section, with a Category 2 climb of 7km.

Jones is hoping to raise €1,650 for mental health charity MIND, you can donate here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/rhys-jones42 .

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