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Double-arm amputee brings message ahead of 2018 Conchman

Hector Pincard, an internationally-known motivational speaker and triathlete who lost both of his arms in an electrical accident 25 years ago, is bringing his message of hope and motivation to Grand Bahamian youth ahead of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon. The 32nd annual Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Conchman Triathlon is set for Saturday November 3, starting at 8 a.m. at Taino Beach, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

Famous triathlete Pincard has competed in more than 150 triathlon events since 2009, including five Ironman distances, using a modified bicycle in the ride segment, which allows him to use his knees to apply pressure to the brakes while steering with a coupler on his handlebars. Pincard participated in the 2017 GBPA Conchman Triathlon and will return to the island to participate in the 2018 event. While there, he will go on a motivational school tour, inspiring the island’s students to overcome difficulties.

Pincard is the founder of DontStopLiving.org, a website to inspire others to live life to the fullest. His unique way of juggling family, dating and then marriage, and a successful career, inspires all who attend his sessions.

Pincard completed two long distance cross country bike rides in the United States – from Ft. Lauderdale to New York in 2012 and most recently from Miami to Spokane, Washington to raise money for a baby in need of prosthetics. Through his creative approach to fundraising, Pincard shows that anything is possible.

He is the 2010 Paul Mitchell Spirit Award winner, the 2012 USA Triathlon Jeff Jewell Spirit Award winner, the 2013 HITS Para-triathlete of the Year, the 2014 Univision Hispanic Para-athlete of the Year and a 2016 USA Triathlon Hall of Fame inductee. Pincard is also a Novation Settlement Solutions Spokesperson and a LuLuLemon Ambassador. He is a producer of a video entitled ‘Changing a Bicycle Flat Tire Without Hands’ that has over 50 million views on social media, and he was featured on the hit show ‘The Walking Dead’.

Pincard is the first double-arm amputee five-time Ironman.

For more information on Pincard, interested persons are asked to call the telephone number (954), 695-4210 send an e-mail to the address dontstoplivingpr@yahoo.com or visit the website www.DontStopLiving.org.

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