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Menslink Midweeker with Ben Henderson

May 22, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

FREE

Ben Henderson probably never imagined that a mosquito would be the cause of his toughest battle. That an insect would threaten his mountain biking career and leave him bed ridden, unable to do anything on his own. Ben Henderson was riding for a spot at the 2012 London Olympics when a mosquito bite quickly halted his riding career.

While racing on Malaysian island Langkawi in 2011, Ben was bitten more than 50 times and contracted the Chikungunya virus and Epstein-Barr virus. The rare disease left this elite athlete bed ridden for six months and Ben battled chronic fatigue for a further two years before being able to ride competitively again.

Ben’s attitude of ‘whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger’ has seen him go on to run a half marathon.

Midweekers are available to women and men of all ages who want to come and listen to inspiring stories from our local men, as well as to understand some of the key issues facing young guys in our region. You don’t have to be a guy to come to a Midweeker – just interested in supporting young guys and their families.

Details

Date:
May 22, 2019
Time:
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
FREE
Event Category:

Organiser

Menslink Canberra
Phone:
02 6287 2226
Email:
info@menslink.org.au
Website:
https://menslink.org.au

Venue

Gryphons Caffe & Bar
16 Barker Street
Griffith, ACT 2603 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6260 8848
Website:
http://gryphons.com.au
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