This man carries, pulls and pushes his disabled twin around Ironmans and marathons, so they can compete together

This man pushes, pulls and carries his disabled twin around ironmans and marathons

Image credit: Instagram/ teamtvilling

Twins Steen and Peder Mondrup are the ultimate inspiration. Peder is paralysed and has been sitting in a wheelchair all his life, needing care around the clock, yet Steen, an avid runner decided he didn’t want his twin to miss out on his adventures.

Becoming the first and only twins in the world to take on the KMD Ironman in Copenhagen in 2014, they soon realised the positive impact the training had on Peder. Being outside in the fresh air and the ability to take part in events alongside others allowed him to forget his handicap, and enjoy competing with his brother.

The duo have set up an Instagram account under the name ‘Team Tvilling’ - tvilling meaning 'twin' in Norweigan, where they share their adventures with the world. The duo also decided that they wanted to give others the opportunity to compete, so set up a project under the same name, which today fund several projects around Denmark and Norway, spreading opportunities for people with and without disabilities.

A truly inspirational team.

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