British disabled veterans take part in Dakar rally

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  1. Marcel

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    Great stuff!
    The 'Dakar', wherever it's been held, is one of the toughest, if not the toughest, off-road rallies in the World - makes F1 and (what was) the RAC Rally look like kid's stuff! It's gruelling enough for even the supremely fit, experienced competitor (it's not just the driving, but the recoveries, navigation and endurance) to handle, so these guys are really up against it.
    Hats off to the guys, and good luck!
    Get across that finish line if possible, but even completing a stage will do!
    Wish I could be there with you!
     
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    One of these guys is missing all his limbs except for one arm. It is really amazing what they are doing.
     
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    And they're doing it for the "Help for Heroes" charity to help other veterans. Somehow a salute just seems inadequate. Wish this sort of stuff was being plastered across all news channels, shown in schools etc. A great tonic for the "me, me, me" attitude so prevalent today. And hats off to Landrover for their involvement - it seems like they're going above and beyond to support this amazing team.
     
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    Read about them before it is a great story. :salute:
     
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