Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Marc Shows How It's Done

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Marc Shows How It's Done

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MARC Burton jokes that he's easy to spot in a crowd - he's tall, with a beard, and has only one leg.

The inspirational Nambour athlete was also easy to spot at the Pomona King of the Mountain race, where he crossed the finish line to the cheers of the crowd.

"I'm ecstatic, relieved and very happy," Mr Burton. "The crowd got right behind me from start to finish and, honestly, kept me going at the end - I had nothing left."

Mr Burton created history - and hopes to have provided inspiration to others - by becoming the first amputee to compete in the gruelling mountain race.

He recorded a personal best of 55 minutes and 10 seconds - more than four minutes better than his previous best. His effort was watched by his proud wife Tania and their children Alissa, 10, and Alex, 5.

"He did really well, he did a personal best, so he's absolutely chuffed," Mrs Burton said. …

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