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URGENT SURGERY FOR 100M JAMES DASAOLU

£15,785 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 364 people in 4 months
Created November 30, 2018
Fundraising Team
on behalf of James Dasaolu
The story so far

James Dasaolu is the 2nd fastest 100m athlete in the UK with a time of 9.91, second only to Linford Christie. James has been in the finals of the World Championship, was the European Champion in 2014, has several British medals, indoors and outdoors and  came runner up in the European Indoor Championship in 2013. Not to mention being a two time Olympian and being crowned IAAF Continental Cup Champion in 2014. 



The Issue

Funding by UK athletics was unfairly not granted over the last three years, despite becoming British Champion in 2016 and representing his country at the IAAF World Championship 2017 in London. This means that treatment and travels was funded by James from his own pockets over the last three years.

The issue at stake is that James is still very much able to regain podium performance. Whilst training on Friday sustained a rupture to his Achilles tendon, this will require urgent surgery which will cost £9000. In order to rehab, prepare and travel with appropriate medical interventions, we need to raise £25000 in total to get him fully fit I ready to compete in the 2020 Olympics. The immediate need for surgery is crucial for James if he is ever to return to top flight athletics.

As a full time athlete, husband and father to three children, he has needed to engage in paid jobs to keep himself going and attend to training. This shows how determined and dedicated he is to his sport and family. As a Athlete he has two sources of income which are running and a part time job. Competing is his main source of income and how he continues to support himself doing sport as well as his family, but due to the injury he will no be unable to compete till 2020. Meaning he can no longer earn the income needed to support himself to continue sport  with all the impending medical expenses 

The Goal

Funding him will allow him to focus and achieve the objective of contesting for a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games As well as becoming Britain fastest athlete of all time.

We thank you for supporting James on this journey to recovery
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Hey guys I will be documenting my journey to the 2020 tokoyo olympics with a series of short documentaries via youtube.

please copy and paste link below

or go youtube and search James Dasaolu Back on Track

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gehGEKqjdug&t=1s

Thanks for you support
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progressing is going well hoping to start jogging in next few week.

please copy and paste link below for a full update.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/othersports/article-6845135/James-Dasaolus-Olympic-dream-saved-donations-paid-career-saving-op.html#i-30c5d11173c78bb
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James is recovering rapidly beyond expectation. He is currently doing water based rehab and gym work to keep body in good shape. He is currently ahead of schedule in terms of returning to full training, thanks to the kindness of you all.
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well on my way to recovery.

I have now started rehab 7 weeks post operation everything is going to plan to date.
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£15,785 of £25,000 goal

Raised by 364 people in 4 months
Created November 30, 2018
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on behalf of James Dasaolu
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