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“I don’t let it hold me back” Athlete visits Lincoln

Written by on 5th August 2015

“I don’t let it hold me back” Athlete visits Lincoln

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Although it has now been eradicated in this country, many people in the UK still suffer from polio and post polio syndrome.

One such person is medal winning athlete James Crisp.

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James Crisp










The swimmer recently visited the Waterside Shopping Centre in Lincoln on behalf of the British Polio Fellowship, for which he is an ambassador.

Drivetime presenter Seb and our reporter Rosie Lewis went along to meet him and others from the fellowship, so click listen to find out more.