Friday 16 March 2018, Australian Institute of Sport
Six-time Paralympic Games gold medalist Michael Milton added a
third world record to his glistening resume today.
In 32 degree heat, Milton ran 5km on crutches in 32:14.69, 40 seconds
faster than the previous record holder.
Milton looked spent as he crossed the line after completing just over 12
laps of the 400m AIS during the annual CBR48 endurance race.
"It was tougher than I expected. Certainly the heat played a part in
that. I really wish I had some gas in the tank to up the pace and break
30 minutes but it wasn't to be." said Milton.
Maybe it had something to do with running in a kilt to raise awareness
for prostate cancer.
"What's under your kilt," Milton asked waiting media before the start.
"As a two-time cancer survivor, I can tell you that running 5km is way
easier. If just one guy gets his prostate checked as a result of seeing
me running in a kilt today, it will be well worth it."
Also check out the media coverage of Milton's attempt::
The Canberra Times