At only 21 days of life, both Alan’s legs were amputated after septicemia. He got his first prosthetics when he was nine months old. Alan wanted to run, so his mother asked if her son could train with the others athletes. He began running with wooden prostheses and used to bleed during practice but his passion was more powerful, he learnt to work through the pain. At the 2012 Paralympics in London he won gold in the T44 200m and on July 2013 he became the world’s fastest double-amputee athlete.
Sport changed my life and taught me many things in life. Sport gives me freedom. It makes me feel like a super hero. Running takes me beyond any limit or barrier that life imposes on me.