Ei­tan’s am­bi­tion

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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

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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

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