Newport adventurer tries skeleton bob
11:27am Thursday 20th March 2014 in News
NEWPORT adventurer Richard Parks has been in Norway braving a very fast challenge.
The ex-Wales and Dragons star was in Lillehamer, Norway to do a skeleton run. Skeleton is a type of sled where you lie on your stomach with your head first.
In January, Mr Parks reached the South Pole recording the fastest ever solo, unsupported journey there by a Brit. After spending the morning with Norway junior champion Simon Kjetlien Brennhaug, he tackled the Olympic course on Monday and reached a top speed of 97.2kmh.
The challenge was part of car manufacturer, Mazda’s Real Challengers campaign, where Mr parks presented a number of interviews with people who have defied convention and shown outstanding courage and determination. As part of the campaign, members of the public were encouraged to vote for a challenge for Mr Parks to complete, which ended up being the skeleton.
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