Are you whining because you have to be at work? Wah, wah. Bruno Paim is taking self-pity and dumping it on its head. The 20-year-old Brazilian mountain bike racer is killing life, despite missing parts of both arms since birth (and if you ride, you know how important your arms are in negotiating single track). He hails from Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, in the country’s southwest region, specializes in 24-hour events and is a world champion in the adaptive division.
“My disability is from birth, it does not hinder me in anything I do. I understand that in competitions my difficulties are the same as any other cyclist ,” he recently told Brazilian media. “A friend invited me to participate in a mountain bike race (in 2015) and I never stopped,” he said.