AN ATHLETE is attempting to set a new world record thanks to a prosthetic limb made for himbyaBuckinghamshire clinic.
Israeli amputee distance runner Eitan Hermon recently returned to Pace Rehabilitation’s clinic in Asheridge Road, Chesham.
In May 2013, Mr Hermon received his first running prosthesis from the clinic and subsequently recorded a marathon time of just over three hours.
However, last year he discovered that a new world record had been set by fellow amputee Kim De Roy, which motivated him to try and break the record with a new prosthetic.
In Chesham he was cast for the new limb by prosthesist Jamie Gillespie and recent weeks has been embarking on a series of test runs around Bucks.
Mr Gillespie said: “Eitan has already achieved a very impressive marathon time but like
BESPOKE CREATION: any athlete he wants to improve upon his personal best.”
He now plans to compete in the Berlin and London marathons this year, where he hopes to achieve the fastest ever time by a below-the-knee amputee.
Eitan Hermon testing out his new running blade made for him by specialists in Chesham