Vincent Award #37: Team Tvilling

This week's Vincent Award goes to Team Tvilling. Team Tvilling are the Danish twins Steen and Peder. This past Sunday Peder became the 1st person with Cerebral Palsy to complete an Ironman Triathlon (with the help of his twin brother Steen). The pair completed KMD Ironman Copenhagen in 15 hours, 32 minutes and 48 seconds. An Ironman is a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike ride and a 26.2 mile (marathon) run. Steen pulled Peder on a raft for the swim, rode a specially designed bike with an attached running wheelchair for the bike ride and pushed Peder in a wheelchair for the run.

Steen and Peder were born 3-months premature and Peder was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy because of lack of oxygen at birth. The two began doing long distance competitions together last year when they did a half-marathon and have been competing together ever since.

The original story can be found at The Huffington Post.

Team Tvilling also has their own FaceBook Page and website.

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