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# Mark Pollock

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# mind over matter
'The way I faced up to my blindness and paralysis was just replicating what I'd learned through sport'
We caught up with two-time Commonwealth medallist, adventurer and cure for paralysis activist Mark Pollock.
# Fitness
'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight'
You can’t out-train your diet , writes Mark Pollock.
# Breakthrough
'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training'
Using technology has had a massive impact on my progress and will continue to do so, writes Mark Pollock.
# Mark Pollock
'Six years after breaking my back, I am, almost miraculously, competing in sport again'
In his second blog for The42, Mark Pollock describes the joy of being back on his bike again.
# On your bike
'The test is just the evidence of what you do in training' - Mark Pollock on his next challenge
CBS TV are recording the Irishman’s progress.
# big step
Mark Pollock has moved his legs voluntarily, four years after being paralysed
“It was addictive,” said Pollock of the new movement.
# paralysing fall
Mark Pollock in line for £2 million payout - but none of it will be paid by his friends
The motivational speaker and adventurer said he limited his claim to ensure his friends did not lose a penny.
# Courts
"He was snared by that trap" - Adventurer Mark Pollock sues for damages over paralysing fall
He says the decision to take a case against his friends was not taken “lightly” and he wants any damages paid by their insurance.
# Courts
Mark Pollock sues friends over paralysing fall at their home
The motivational speaker and adventurer broke his back in three places.
My 2014: I met the Taoiseach, President Obama, and put spinal injuries on the global agenda
I may no longer be the adventure athlete I was before I broke my back, but I am now an explorer searching for a cure for spinal cord injuries.
# unbreakable
Unbreakable: The Mark Pollock Story inspired the whole country last night
The documentary aired on RTÉ One last night.
# Interview
'You look forward, not back!' - Mark Pollock on trying to fast-track a cure for paralysis
The Belfast native chats to us about his new film and inspiring thousands of people to run.
# Battling Back
Jamie Wall - ‘I can’t force my legs to start working, the only thing I can control is my attitude'
Last June, Cork GAA player Jamie Wall lined out for his county but a freak incident has left him facing a big battle since.
# unbreakable
"Your next adventure is this": The incredible Mark Pollock story to hit big screen
The Irishman’s rollercoaster life – and Unbreakable spirit – the subject of feature documentary.
# Inspiration
Blind, paralysed...and bald: But Mark Pollock's TEDx talk is about possibilities, not problems
And it’s absolutely inspiring.
# Hope
Blind adventurer to give TED talk on hope four years after becoming paralysed
Mark Pollock said he was told to accept his situation but since his accident he has delved into the world of robotics and is looking at finding a possible cure for spinal injury
# run in the dark
In pictures: Run In The Dark Dublin
The Life Style Sports sponsored events took place simultaneously in Dublin, Cork, Belfast, London and Manchester
# Fitness
Step 7: Getting from the couch to the Run In The Dark 5k start-line in eight weeks
‘It’s important that you only compare you with you and not with those around you as we all progress at a different rate.’
# run in the dark
How to get from the couch to the start line of a 5k in eight weeks
The Life Style Sports Run in the Dark is eight weeks away. Ultra marathon runner John O’Regan plots out a plan to get beginners from the couch to the start line in two months.
# Science
A year in robotic legs: paralysed adventurer hits new milestone
Mark Pollock has spent a year gathering data on how robotic exoskeleton is working on his body – and he hopes scientists might get on board for formal study.
# Mark Pollock
The Run In The Dark race is back – and now it’s international
Now in its second year, the event boasts six official locations: Dublin, Belfast, Cork, London, Manchester and New York.
# Good News
Golden Girl Katie Taylor, Ireland's Paralympians and Cork's Joanne O'Riordan named 2012's People of the Year
RTÉ’s Colm Murray, Garda Ciarán Jones and the community of Union Hall were also honoured during the ceremony.
# Mark Pollock
Irish adventurer Mark Pollock hopes to defy ‘conventional wisdom’ and walk again
As the countdown to the 2012 Paralympic Games continues, Commonwealth Games medalist Mark Pollock talks about overcoming adversity and always looking to the future.
# Olympic torch
VIDEO: How does it feel to carry the Olympic torch? Let Mark Pollock tell you...
Inspirational blind adventurer who broke his back in an accident in 2010 speaks of his proud moment carrying the flame through Dublin today.
# Olympics
Adventure athlete Mark Pollock to carry Olympic torch
The Belfast born adventurer will carry the flame on June 6 in Dublin as part of the Irish leg of the torch relay.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In tonight’s Fix: Body discovered in Rudo Mawere case; computer-guided bullets; and Ray D’Arcy gets a new job…
# bionic legs
VIDEO: Blind and paralysed Irish adventurer 'walks' with robotic legs
Mark Pollock, injured in an accident a year and a half ago, tests new technology that helps mobility for paralysed.
# mark pollock trust
Leo Varadkar and Eoghan Murphy go on the run (for charity)
The Fine Gael minister and TD are joining thousands in run tonight for blind athlete Mark Pollock, who was left paralysed in a fall last year.
# run for mark
Blind adventurer facing fight of his life – and you can help
Mark Pollock went blind at 22 but went on to become an adventure athlete – now he has been paralysed in an accident, he is looking for help to get on the road to recovery.