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United Kingdom: Hemophiliac vs. Tough Mudder

January 22, 2015; Posted by: WeBleed staff

Man to compete in physical fitness race to raise money/awareness for hemophilia.

A 41 year old man from Washington is not letting his blood disorder hold him back.  Carl Sanderson, who was diagnosed with the rare and chronic disorder hemophilia as a child, is setting out to defeat a physical sports stigma. Sanderson’s mission is to complete 16 Tough Mudder obstacle courses over eight weekends. He hopes to raise enough sponsorship dollars to go to Las Vegas and compete  in the World’s Toughest Mudder.


“I’ve met others with the condition through things like Facebook and I get really annoyed when young people are told not to do things,” Sanderson told the Sunderland Echo. “Treatment has become so advanced in the past 40 years, but people’s attitudes haven’t changed with it. Where once I had to sit in hospital with a drip for 40 minutes, I can now self-medicate at home. People don’t need to be wrapped up in cotton wool.”

He will complete the courses between May and September to raise funds for the RVI Newcastle Haemophilia Centre to buy a scanner and help to brighten a children’s room. To sponsor Carl visit

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