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#Mark Pollock

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'

We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.

# mark-pollock - Friday 9 September, 2016

'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight'

You can’t out-train your diet , writes Mark Pollock.

# mark-pollock - Tuesday 30 August, 2016

'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training'

Using technology has had a massive impact on my progress and will continue to do so, writes Mark Pollock.

# mark-pollock - Thursday 25 August, 2016

'Six years after breaking my back, I am, almost miraculously, competing in sport again'

In his second blog for The42, Mark Pollock describes the joy of being back on his bike again.

# mark-pollock - Friday 19 August, 2016

'The test is just the evidence of what you do in training' - Mark Pollock on his next challenge

CBS TV are recording the Irishman’s progress.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mark Pollock has moved his legs voluntarily, four years after being paralysed Big Step

Mark Pollock has moved his legs voluntarily, four years after being paralysed

“It was addictive,” said Pollock of the new movement.

# mark-pollock - Thursday 30 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mark Pollock in line for £2 million payout - but none of it will be paid by his friends Paralysing Fall

Mark Pollock in line for £2 million payout - but none of it will be paid by his friends

The motivational speaker and adventurer said he limited his claim to ensure his friends did not lose a penny.

# mark-pollock - Friday 24 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie "He was snared by that trap" - Adventurer Mark Pollock sues for damages over paralysing fall Courts

"He was snared by that trap" - Adventurer Mark Pollock sues for damages over paralysing fall

He says the decision to take a case against his friends was not taken “lightly” and he wants any damages paid by their insurance.

# mark-pollock - Thursday 23 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing fall at their home Courts

Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing fall at their home

The motivational speaker and adventurer broke his back in three places.

# mark-pollock - Monday 29 December, 2014

From TheJournal.ie My 2014: I met the Taoiseach, President Obama, and put spinal injuries on the global agenda My 2014

My 2014: I met the Taoiseach, President Obama, and put spinal injuries on the global agenda

I may no longer be the adventure athlete I was before I broke my back, but I am now an explorer searching for a cure for spinal cord injuries.

# mark-pollock - Tuesday 23 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story inspired the whole country last night Unbreakable

Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story inspired the whole country last night

The documentary aired on RTÉ One last night.

# mark-pollock - Friday 10 October, 2014

'You look forward, not back!' - Mark Pollock on trying to fast-track a cure for paralysis

The Belfast native chats to us about his new film and inspiring thousands of people to run.

# mark-pollock - Friday 3 October, 2014

Jamie Wall - ‘I can’t force my legs to start working, the only thing I can control is my attitude'

Last June, Cork GAA player Jamie Wall lined out for his county but a freak incident has left him facing a big battle since.

# mark-pollock - Thursday 11 September, 2014

From TheJournal.ie "Your next adventure is this": The incredible Mark Pollock story to hit big screen Unbreakable

"Your next adventure is this": The incredible Mark Pollock story to hit big screen

The Irishman’s rollercoaster life – and Unbreakable spirit – the subject of feature documentary.

# mark-pollock - Friday 25 July, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Blind, paralysed…and bald: But Mark Pollock’s TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems Inspiration

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed Hope

Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed

Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: Run In The Dark Dublin Run In The Dark This post contains images

In pictures: Run In The Dark Dublin

The Life Style Sports sponsored events took place simultaneously in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester

# mark-pollock - Monday 28 October, 2013

Step 7: Getting from the couch to the Run In The Dark 5k start-line in eight weeks

‘It’s important that you only compare you with you and not with those around you as we all progress at a different rate.’

# mark-pollock - Friday 20 September, 2013

How to get from the couch to the start line of a 5k in eight weeks

The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark is eight weeks away. Ultra marathon runner John O’Regan plots out a plan to get beginners from the couch to the start line in two months.

# mark-pollock - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From TheJournal.ie A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone Science This post contains videos

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.

# mark-pollock - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Run In The Dark race is back – and now it’s international Mark Pollock

The Run In The Dark race is back – and now it’s international

Now in its second year, the event boasts six official locations: Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London, Manchester and New York.

# mark-pollock - Sunday 16 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Golden Girl Katie Taylor, Ireland's Paralympians and Cork's Joanne O'Riordan named 2012's People of the Year Good News This post contains images

Golden Girl Katie Taylor, Ireland's Paralympians and Cork's Joanne O'Riordan named 2012's People of the Year

RTÉ’s Colm Murray, Garda Ciarán Jones and the community of Union Hall were also honoured during the ceremony.

# mark-pollock - Sunday 29 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again Mark Pollock This post contains images

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again

As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.

# mark-pollock - Thursday 7 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: How does it feel to carry the Olympic torch? Let Mark Pollock tell you... Olympic Torch This post contains videos

VIDEO: How does it feel to carry the Olympic torch? Let Mark Pollock tell you...

Inspirational blind adventurer who broke his back in an accident in 2010 speaks of his proud moment carrying the flame through Dublin today.

# mark-pollock - Friday 6 April, 2012

Adventure athlete Mark Pollock to carry Olympic torch

The Belfast born adventurer will carry the flame on June 6 in Dublin as part of the Irish leg of the torch relay.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

From TheJournal.ie The Daily Fix: Wednesday Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Body discovered in Rudo Mawere case; computer-guided bullets; and Ray D’Arcy gets a new job…

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs Bionic Legs This post contains videos

VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs

Mark Pollock, injured in an accident a year and a half ago, tests new technology that helps mobility for paralysed.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy go on the run (for charity) Mark Pollock Trust

Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy go on the run (for charity)

The Fine Gael minister and TD are joining thousands in run tonight for blind athlete Mark Pollock, who was left paralysed in a fall last year.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 2 November, 2011

From TheJournal.ie Blind adventurer facing fight of his life – and you can help Run For Mark This post contains images

Blind adventurer facing fight of his life – and you can help

Mark Pollock went blind at 22 but went on to become an adventure athlete – now he has been paralysed in an accident, he is looking for help to get on the road to recovery.