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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'
# Mind Over Matter
# Mind Over Matter

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

Jun 14th 2017, 7:30 AM 5,619 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Fitness
# Fitness

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

Sep 9th 2016, 4:07 PM 7,632 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

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

Aug 30th 2016, 3:44 PM 1,979 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Mark Pollock
# Mark Pollock

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

Aug 25th 2016, 4:13 PM 7,355 Views 8 Comments

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
# On Your Bike
# On Your Bike

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

Aug 19th 2016, 8:11 PM 4,281 Views 0 Comments

CBS TV are recording the Irishman’s progress.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

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

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

Sep 2nd 2015, 12:24 PM 25,983 Views 54 Comments

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

# mark-pollock - Thursday 30 July, 2015

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

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

Jul 30th 2015, 11:09 AM 45,892 Views 71 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 24th 2015, 10:30 PM 50,654 Views 0 Comments

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

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

Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing fall at their home

Jul 23rd 2015, 12:25 PM 71,433 Views 0 Comments

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

# mark-pollock - Monday 29 December, 2014

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

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

Dec 29th 2014, 8:30 AM 65 Views 11 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 23rd 2014, 9:39 AM 3,524 Views 2 Comments

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
# Interview
# Interview

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

Oct 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 6,821 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Battling Back
# Battling Back

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

Oct 3rd 2014, 8:00 AM 145,031 Views 36 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 11th 2014, 5:35 PM 20,239 Views 9 Comments

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

# mark-pollock - Friday 25 July, 2014

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

Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems

Jul 25th 2014, 11:41 AM 12,873 Views 11 Comments

And it’s absolutely inspiring.

# mark-pollock - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 18th 2014, 6:46 PM 11,181 Views 13 Comments

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

In pictures: Run In The Dark Dublin
# Run In The Dark
From TheJournal.ie
# Run In The Dark

In pictures: Run In The Dark Dublin

Nov 13th 2013, 10:46 PM 20,513 Views 15 Comments

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
# Fitness
# Fitness

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

Oct 28th 2013, 5:29 PM 14,871 Views 0 Comments

‘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
# Run In The Dark
# Run In The Dark

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

Sep 20th 2013, 1:36 PM 24,456 Views 38 Comments

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

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone
# Science
From TheJournal.ie
# Science

A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone

Feb 10th 2013, 7:45 AM 7,989 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 25th 2012, 12:30 PM 9,493 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Sep 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 10,251 Views 7 Comments

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

Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again
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From TheJournal.ie
# Mark Pollock

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

Jul 29th 2012, 7:30 AM 6,561 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2012, 12:09 AM 3,354 Views 7 Comments

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
# Olympics
# Olympics

Adventure athlete Mark Pollock to carry Olympic torch

Apr 6th 2012, 3:10 PM 3,210 Views 11 Comments

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

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
# Daily Fix
From TheJournal.ie
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Feb 1st 2012, 7:49 PM 4,346 Views 2 Comments

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

VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs
# Bionic Legs
From TheJournal.ie
# Bionic Legs

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

Feb 1st 2012, 5:07 PM 5,147 Views 17 Comments

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

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

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

Nov 16th 2011, 11:27 AM 1,913 Views 4 Comments

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

Blind adventurer facing fight of his life – and you can help
# Run For Mark
From TheJournal.ie
# Run For Mark

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

Nov 2nd 2011, 2:40 PM 2,069 Views 12 Comments

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.