Episode 81

Being away from the kids and the hard graft needed - Ian Marsden, paracanoe medal winner from Rio

Published on: 14th May, 2021

Ian Marsden is a pretty impressive sportsman. He started out as a powerlifter but a spinal injury left him with a disability and that changed his sporting journey.

Ian moved to hand cycling, shooting and finally after a talent ID session in 2012 to paracanoe. He loved the Rio Games in 2016 and came back with a bronze medal.

He went to those games in Brazil just days after the birth of his youngest child, Charlie.

Ian explains why he loves being part of the team and how he's preparing for this summer.

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Destination Tokyo
Olympic and Paralympic stories in the run up to the Tokyo Games.
I’ve covered 5 Olympic and 5 Paralympic Games at home and abroad. Tokyo 2020 was to have been numbers 6. So how are the athletes preparing during Covid times. And what are they learning in the run up to the Games. The Podcast lasts around 10 mins and comes out daily, Monday to Friday. I’m also using it to raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Centres to thank them for the help they’ve given my wife and family during her bowel cancer journey.
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Mark Shardlow

Hi - I'm Mark, a Sports Journalist specialising in Olympic and Paralympic Sports. I also help others podcast.