Bristow Wins Two Golds at Beijing Paralympics

PUBLISHED: 13:52 23 September 2008 | UPDATED: 10:32 04 May 2010

Bristow in action

Bristow in action

MARK Bristow of the Mid-Anglia CC/City Cycle Centre has won two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics. The 46 year-old, who was taking part in his first Paralympics, won the gold in the men s kilo race and the men s team sprint (alongside Darren Kenny an

MARK Bristow of the Mid-Anglia CC/City Cycle Centre has won two gold medals at the Beijing Paralympics.

The 46 year-old, who was taking part in his first Paralympics, won the gold in the men's kilo race and the men's team sprint (alongside Darren Kenny and Wisbech's Jody Cundy).

Club colleague Mark Zaschke of Ely said: "We are thrilled for him. It was 11 years ago that he had the cycling accident that damaged his arm. He was a good cyclist then but now he is going faster than when he was able bodied."

The Mid-Anglia Cycle Club is a group of around 15 friends who joined together to raise sponsorship to help them attend competitions. This year so far members have won gold and bronze medals in European competitions.

Mark lives in Sacramento, California with his American wife and two children, working as a computer administrator. He returns regularly to Great Britain and says he has fulfilled his life-time dream by competing at the Paralympics.

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