Ukrainian serviceman with a prosthesis ran the London Marathon to help Ukrainian defenders
Ukrainian serviceman Roman Kashpur, who lost part of his leg in 2019 in the Donetsk region, ran the London Marathon with a prosthesis. Roman ran with a Ukrainian flag signed by the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Valerii Zaluzhnyi.
Kashpur wanted to raise money for supplying state-of-the-art prosthetics, extensive rehabilitation, and social support for the Ukrainian heroes. He published such a request on the marathon website.
After the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Roman again went to war wearing a bathing prosthesis. Half a year later, he returned home, started volunteering and returned to sports. He has been training for three months to take part in the marathon.
“Don’t give up! Get up and look for yourself. Looking for yourself is already rehabilitation. Remember: You survived, but many of our brothers and sisters did not! Therefore, first of all, live in the memory of them, because we have to build this country further…build the way they wanted, build the way we want to leave it to our children! Fight,” Roman addressed his military colleagues after the marathon.