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Being away from the kids and the hard graft needed - Ian Marsden, paracanoe medal winner from Rio
Episode 8114th May 2021 • Destination Tokyo • Mark Shardlow
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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.