Double Amputee World Record attempt

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Raised by 34 people in 31 months
Dwayne Fernandes is an Indian born Australia with 8 world records for being a double amputee stair climber. He needs your help to get there to set new world records at 6th IRR Retro(backwards)Running World Championship  on July 14th - 17th 2016 in Essen, Germany

About Dwayne
Born with a severe bone defect which left him unable to do the things most of us take for granted, Dwayne made the courageous choice at 11 years of age to have both legs replaced with prosthetic limbs. He wanted to give himself the best chance he could to adapt to being a double amputee, and to build as normal as life as he could.

But Dwayne’s life has been far from normal. The 31 year old Sydney-based Business Analyst is now a multiple world record holder, having competed in 8 international stair climb marathons.

Dwayne came to world attention in 2008 with his first international vertical marathon, completing the 1,504 stair Sydney Tower climb in 23.49 minutes. This achievement was not only an amazing personal goal for Dwayne: his win set the first world record for amputees.

Since then, Dwayne has continued to set and achieve new goals in his sport, competing in stair climbs in Hong Kong, Singapore, Melbourne, Vietnam, Bangkok and New York. At each event, Dwayne has set a new world record for disabled athletes.

Now he set his sights on setting the 100, 200 and 400 meters world records at the 6th IRR Retro(backwards)Running World Championship.

About Retro Running and the World Championship.

Retro running , also known as backwards running, running backwards, reverse running,  or retro locomotion is the act of running in reverse, so that one travels in the direction one's back is facing rather than one's front. It is classed as a retro movement, the reverse of any normal movement. 

The sport's origins can be traced back to early 20th-century athletes including boxer Gene Tunney and wrestling champions William Muldoon and Ed Schultz, who were all noted for using backwards running in their training regimes. It wasn't until the 1980s, however, that the technique grew in popularity.

The World Championships have been travelling around Europe and was last held in Italy, this year it will be in Essen Germany in July.

A unique Personal sponsorship opportunity
UPDATE 19/5/16: To all the people that want to be part of this event your financial support is greatly appreciated.
Going forwards any person donating $100 or more will get their name on a T-shirt that I wear celebrating the event.

A unique Corporate sponsorship opportunity
Retro Running – demanding event requiring the highest levels of fitness and commitment - stand out from the crowd on the world’s international sporting scene.

Add a double amputee who continues to set world records, and you have the perfect vehicle to guarantee extensive international and local media coverage for your organization across all channels – broadcast, print, digital, and social.

Sponsoring Dwayne is your chance to help a remarkable athlete – indeed, a remarkable person - continue to achieve and inspire others.

for the significant corporate sponsor:
Apparel sponsorship (singlet/shirt top)
Acknowledgement of your sponsorship in all media engagement, where possible and
One personal appearance and presentation at a function of your choosing

(Contact to discuss specifics and conditions)

How will  the funds be used
Purchasing plane tickets and accommodation to get there and back from Sydney Australia.

Come be part of this world record attempt and Donate

“I want to inspire as many people as I can – both ablebodied and disabled – to live life to the fullest, chase their dreams and keep tackling as many new challenges as they can.” -Dwayne

Links for further reading on Retro Running
http://www.retrorunning2016.com/index.html
http://www.recordholders.org/en/list/backwards-running.html
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Hurray! we have reached the half way point!!
Thank you all that have got us to this point!
Today I booked my flight to Germany!

Also the Official trailer for the World Championship has dropped at http://www.retrorunning2016.com/RetrorunningTrailerEnglish.mp4

Go check it out and keep passing on this link and donate.

Thanks in advance.
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Hey guy we almost half way there! I would like to thank all of you that have supported so far! Keep up the good work!
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UPDATE 19/5/16: To all the people that want to be part of this event your financial support is greatly appreciated.
Going forwards any person donating $100 or more will get their name on a T-shirt that I wear celebrating the event.
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Raised by 34 people in 31 months
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SM
$100
Steph & Dave McLaughlin
29 months ago

Sorry we are late in donating!! All the best!

SN
$200
Shai Nair
29 months ago

Good luck Uncle Dwayne - big luv from Little Jazz, Liora and Shai. Jam on Champ!!!

AN
$1,000
Amputee Association of NSW
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
FF
$50
Fernandes Family
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
$100
Anonymous
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
ER
$100
Ecterina Rozario
29 months ago (Offline Donation)
HP
$50
Hilda Pais
29 months ago

All the best Dwayne. God Bless you.

MG
$50
Micheal Goveas
29 months ago

All the best Dwayne.

$50
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29 months ago
$100
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29 months ago
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