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VIDEO: Jason Smyth, the fastest Paralympian on the planet
The Derry sprinter tells his inspiring story ahead of next week’s London Games.

WITH A PERSONAL best of 10.22 seconds, Irish sprinter Jason Smyth is the fastest Paralympian on the planet.

The Derry native, who is visually impaired, missed out on a place at the London Olympics by just 0.04 seconds but is now focused on retaining his 100m and 200m titles at this month’s Paralympic Games.

Watch the 25-year-old tell his story in the short video below:

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