ADVERTURER MARK POLLOCK today announced that he would be part of the Olympic torch relay when the famous flame hits Dublin on 6 June this year.
Despite losing his sight at the age of 22 and being paralyzed by a fall at 35, Pollock has forged a reputation as one of the world’s finest adventure athletes taking part in events at both the north and south pole as well as competing in the high-altitude Everest marathon.
Earlier today, he told his Twitter followers the good news:
When contacted by TheScore, Pollock said that he was very excited about the opportunity.
“While it’s very different from some of the other events I’ve been involved in, I absolutely love the Olympics and I can’t wait to play my small part in them.
“I was contacted by the organisers of the torch relay earlier today and told I would be part of the event because of my association with Trinity College where I’m an ex-student and where I do most of my rehabilitation work,” he added.
As for who else is taking part in the torch relay, Pollock couldn’t say but he could confirm that this was something of a dream.
“This is as close as I’ll probably get to taking part in the Olympics and it’s an honour to be connected with it.”