Roman Kashpur, an active serviceman on a prosthesis, will represent Ukraine at the 43rd TCS London Marathon in 2023. Kashpur, who is also an ambassador for the CYBORGs Programme of the Hromadzhyn Charitable Foundation, hopes to inspire others and raise funds for modern prosthetics, rehabilitation, and social support programs for people with amputations and severe injuries.
Kashpur lost his leg in combat but has already achieved incredible feats, including breaking the Ukrainian record for pulling an AN-26 aircraft weighing 16 tonnes and winning the 2021 All-Ukrainian competitions of the Games of Heroes project in various categories. His participation in the prestigious London Marathon is a chance to show that amputation is not a limitation and to urge the world to support Ukraine in its fight against Russian terrorists.
The TCS London Marathon is one of the most significant sporting events in the world, with a World Athletics Elite Platinum Label Race status and a membership of the Association of International Marathons. Around 40,000 athletes participate in the annual 42.195 km marathon race, with the world’s fastest marathoners among them. The marathon course starts in Greenwich Park, runs through the streets of London, crosses Tower Bridge, and ends on The Mall, which connects Buckingham Palace with Trafalgar Square.
Kashpur’s participation in the 43rd TCS London Marathon is a testament to his resilience and a source of inspiration for many. It is also an opportunity to draw maximum attention to the issues faced by those who have lost limbs and to raise additional funds for modern prosthetics, rehabilitation, and social support programs.