Episode 22

The unassuming and inspirational Paralympian

Published on: 10th February, 2021

George Peasegood has a very powerful story. But he doesn't always realise it. That's because he loves what he does.

George is one of the world's best para-triathletes and hopes to be heading to Tokyo. He was just 2 1/2 when his left leg got trapped under a ride-on lawn mower.

His leg was saved, but as a teenager he needed nine months of operations to correct differences in leg growth.

Throughout all of this, sport has been a great motivator. And with his active family's encouragement, he ended up in triathlon. George will be keeping us posted throughout the year on his journey to Tokyo.

Destination Tokyo is a daily ten minute podcast - running Monday to Friday. I talk to athletes, coaching and journalists hoping to be at the Tokyo Games this summer.

I'm raising money for Maggie's Cancer Centres , who do an amazing job. So if you're enjoying the podcasts maybe you'd consider donating just a couple of pounds.


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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.