Our friend Mira, one of the world’s 800 best off-road triathletes, will be participating in XTERRA World Championship 2021, the world’s premier off-road triathlon!
In 2010 he was involved in a car accident, resulting in the amputation of his right leg, but that didn’t stop him.
Mira took part in the XTERRA Czech Triathlon Race last September, being the first triathlete wearing a lower limb prosthesis to complete it. 5 hours and 58 minutes, a great result which qualified him for the XTERRA World Championship 2021.
I will be at his side as he prepares for this incredible race and will be sharing all his training secrets and routines with you.
I met with Mira today to discuss the project. It was a great opportunity to find out more about him and his story.
From limb amputation after a car accident to XTERRA training
Sports have always been an important part of my life. I’ve been practicing all kinds of sports my whole life. After the car accident in 2010, where I lost my right leg, I first approached swimming, then biking and finally also running. This naturally led me to participation in my first Ironman.
I decided to participate in XTERRA both as new challenge and because of the relationship with nature only an off-road race can give you. From this standpoint, the race even exceeded my expectations.
XTERRA was an emotional experience and I was honored to have the opportunity to race with the world’s best off-road triathletes. These races are incredibly demanding. Sometimes your body says “Enough!” and that’s when your mind kicks in to motivate you to finish at all costs and reach beyond your limits.
As soon as the race is over you remember only the best parts of it and now I simply cannot wait to repeat this experience at Maui XTERRA World Championship 2021!
It’s never been clearer: sometimes our only limits are in our minds!