Sarah Winckless conquers Kilimanjaro
From Inside the Games;
Sarah Winckless, Olympic rowing medallist and Chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) Athletes’ Commission, has reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, with her brother Charlie to raise awareness of Huntington’s Disease.
Sarah, who won a Bronze medal in Athens in 2004 with doubles partner Elise Laverick, has known for 14 years she is positive for the disease which gradually destroys coordination, speech and movement.
The climb up Kilimanjaro, which ended early yesterday morning, was to raise awareness of Huntington’s and to show how the disease is no barrier to achievement.
“I have always loved the idea of going up a mountain,” said Winckless. “For 10 years I was focused on one goal. I am loving the variety in my life but I need goals!”
Many congratulations to Sarah and Charlie who reached the summit on 17th December. For the full story and information about how you can contribute to Sarah’s charity follow this link to ‘Inside the Games’.