Need in­spi­ra­tion? Meet the Wat­sons...

7 Days in Dubai - - WELLBEING -

ick Wat­son and son Rio will be fa­mil­iar to many on the UAE fit­ness scene. Af­ter all, as Team An­gel Wolf, the pair (plus mum Del­phine and sis­ter Tia) took part in a stag­ger­ing 35 events last sea­son. From half iron­man triathlons through to gru­elling stair climbs, runs, rides and swims, Nick and his son are ever present as they raise aware­ness of spe­cial needs in the com­mu­nity. Rio has a rare ge­netic con­di­tion that leaves him need­ing round-the-clock care. That means con­stant at­ten­tion dur­ing races too, whether be­ing pulled on a kayak in the swim or pow­ered round a bike or run leg by dad. Nick hopes their ef­forts prove “any­thing is pos­si­ble”. The fit­ness com­mu­nity have cer­tainly shown their sup­port, as the for­mer Royal Marine says: “Ev­ery time we have raced, peo­ple have come up with a beau­ti­ful com­ment or en­cour­age­ment... I hope we in­spire peo­ple to go out there and be ac­tive them­selves.”

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