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23: Phil Collard - Iroman Finisher After Hip Replacement

By Peter Brees, endurance Junkie

Phil Collard was diagnosed as having cancer at the very young age of 18 months. The cancer was beaten but, as a direct result, Phil has had two separate occasions in his life (once in his mid-teens and once in his early thirties) when he has been told to prepare for life in a wheelchair.  A genius of a surgeon, a total hip replacement, masses of determination and the support of a wife and two sons later, Phil is now a qualified fitness instructor, a regular cyclist, swimmer and triathlete who recently finished Ironman Sweden! In this interview we talk about:- The medical issues he was faced with during his childhood.- His career in motor sports.- His second medical challenge- The road from surgery to Ironman.- His charity "Honeybones" and his goals for 2015.

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