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Motion in Legendary deaf athlete Terence Parkin for completing 902 km

The African National Congress moves without notice: That the House

1) notes that llegendary deaf athlete and Olympic medalist Terence Parkin has successfully completed the unbelievably challenging 902km of cycling, swimming, running and canoeing on Wednesday 21 February 2018;
2) further notes that the 37-year-old Parkin completed this incredible test of strength and stamina between Johannesburg and Durban all in support of fundraising for the Deaf Children to Learn how to swim and for the Water Safety Programme;
3) understands that Parkin made this a challenge to remember by making it as punishing for himself as possible;
4) further understands that he was ccycling for 5 days across 723 km on both a mountain and road bike on steep the terrain through the Sani Pass, then swam a further 13km at the Midmar Mile as part of the Eight Mile, followed by the completion of a 33km run to the start of the Dusi Canoe Marathon;
5) recorgnises that his aim is to help children in SA to reach their full potential;
6) believes that this commitment will also motivate children with hearing difficulties and other challenges to share in his experience; and
7) congratulaterkin on this wonderful journey and his achievements.

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