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A World FIRST to Take Place in Whistler

Originally Aired: April 5, 2017

A World FIRST to Take Place in Whistler

This group of 3 amputees (Mike, Micky and Will) are on an engineering quest to modify, crash-test and push their bodies to the max to go head to head with the epitome of the idealised athlete: the Olympian. In the run up to the Winter Olympics 2018 they use their all their skills to design and build supersized prostheses in order to challenge the best in the world. In the most terrifying winter sport of them all… The Skeleton. These 3 ex-military vets and blue-collar workers don’t have all their limbs but this isn’t a barrier to living life to the full. In fact, they believe their new bodies offer exciting opportunities to upgrade their abilities. So, with blind determination they are putting their build skills and fearless attitude to the ultimate test. This is the first time a double amputee has challenged an able bodied world champion and gone head to head in this way. This showdown will be taking place at Whistler – the fastest track in the world on the 7th April 2017 in front of a live audience at 5pm.