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NJ Man, with Cerebral Palsy, Becomes Triathlon Athlete

By Jamie Apody

Harvey Dawkins is an elite athlete but what you wouldn’t know just by looking at him on a bike is that he also has cerebral palsy. While walking is difficult, riding isn’t.

“I just had the drive that I wanted to find something I could do that I could do really, really well” said Dawkins.

Cycling is it for Dawkins and he does is all for charity. His current goal is to compete in a Bike MS Ride in all 50 states. The rides are 150 miles over two days, raising money for multiple sclerosis.

“I ride for any cause because I believe in trying to help people,” said Dawkins.

He’s done one of those for eight years straight but decided that’s not enough of a challenge. Two years ago, he decided to take up triathlons as well.

“I like watching the Ironman and I just saw stories of people overcoming adversity and I said, ‘I can do that,'” he said.

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