Scotland’s ‘bionic mum’ battles agony to finish triathlon

SCOTSMAN | Ilona Amos
Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, 47, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, has achieved a momentous feat by completing a super-sprint distance challenge at this year's London Triathlon.
A brave Scotswoman who lost both her hands and feet after suffering a near-fatal illness has defied agony to cross the finish line at the world’s largest triathlon event.

Known as Scotland’s “bionic mum”, 47-year-old Corinne Hutton completed the super-sprint distance challenge at the London Triathlon, which involves a 400m swim, 10km on a bike and a 2.5km run.

The quadruple amputee, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, got round the course in under two hours, despite having two thirds of one of her lungs removed just a few months ago.

She wears prosthetic legs in order to run and pedal, but has to battle painful sores caused by intensive exercise.

In the run-up to the event over-zealous cycle training landed her in a wheelchair for four days to recover.

The latest operation has also made breathing extra difficult, particularly when swimming. Continue reading

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