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Rick Hansen

Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian Rick Hansen

Profession: Track and Field Athlete and Paralympian

Nationality:
Canada
Canadian

Why Famous: After a pick up truck accident paralyzed him from the waist down at the age of 15, he became a paralympian athlete and won three gold medals.

He is most famous for his Man in Motion World Tour, and was one of the final torch-bearers in the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Born: August 26, 1957
Birthplace: Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 63 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo

Married Life

  • 1987-10-10 Paralympian Rick Hansen (30) weds physiotherapist Amanda Reid

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