Adventurer, Athlete and Author
Mark Pollock Trust
Mark Pollock is an adventurer, athlete, author and motivational speaker. Unbroken by blindness in 1998, he has competed in ultra- endurance races across deserts, mountains and the polar ice caps, including an epic two-month expedition race to the South Pole, and won silver and bronze in rowing at the Commonwealth Games. Since a tragic fall left Pollock paralysed in July 2010, he has been exploring the frontiers of recovery from spinal cord injury using his own body as a research subject with exercise-based therapies, robotic technology and high-dose electrical stimulation of his legs. Through the Mark Pollock Trust, it is his mission to find and connect those people around the world to mainstream what is currently on the fringes. Appointed to the Board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation and awarded an honorary doctorate from Queens University Belfast, Pollock is the author of “Making It Happen”. He is also Co-Founder of the worldwide running series Run in the Dark and an ambassador for Wings for Life.