Man with cerebral palsy completes Ironman Kona, conquers Mt. Kilimanjaro

March 31, 2015 4:53 PM

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Man with cerebral palsy completes Ironman Kona, conquers Mt. Kilimanjaro

Ever since 39-year-old Bonner Paddock was a child, he has carried what he calls “the dark rider” with him every step of the way.

When Paddock was 11, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP). Since then, he has tried to ignore this companion’s presence— even as it persisted to make his muscles ache and his body to move with an abnormal gait where his toes, rather than his heel, hit the ground when he propels forward.

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