Paralympic champion completes his thousand kilometer journey through Peru on foot and bicycle

by Angelica Basile - 2016.08.11
Paralympic champion completes his thousand kilometer journey through Peru on foot and bicycle
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Covering 1200 kilometers throughout Peru on bike and by foot. This was Andrea Devincenzi’s special undertaking completed yesterday. Devincenzi is a Paralympic triathlete despite the fact that from the age of 17 he has had only one leg. But Andrea never thought of giving up sports. His journey started in Lima and ended in Machu Picchu and was documented along the way on his dedicated website. He shared the entire experience – from the tough athletic preparation before the trip to the solitary 15 days trekking through Peru’s challenging natural environment. Devincenzi was able to complete the arduous 43 kilometers on foot and finally realize this dream thanks to his trusted crutches, which as always, did not betray him.

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