Friday, 17 September 2021

Disabled youngster to compete in kids’ triathlon

A BOY with a neurological disability will compete in the fifth annual Kids’ Fun Triathlon in

A BOY with a neurological disability will compete in the fifth annual Kids’ Fun Triathlon in Henley tomorrow.

Harry Carlsson, eight, from Crowsley, suffers from hemiplegia, a birth condition that causes muscle weakness down the left-hand side of his body.

He was diagnosed at nine months old and undergoes daily physiotherapy.

Harry will be running, swimming and cycling more than 1.5km alongside six classmates from Shiplake Primary School.

The children, who include Harry’s 10-year-old brother Freddie, are raising money for Breathe Arts Health Research, a charity for children with hemiplegia.



Harry was inspired to take part by his father David, who competes in triathlons. His mother Lucy said: “He’s really excited about it. He had tonsilitis and an ear infection recently but was determined to get better so he could take part.”

The triathlon will take place at Gillotts School.



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