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World record-breaking Cardiff runner battling rare virus

A world record-breaking runner and celebrity performance coach from Cardiff has said he is "lucky to be alive" after being struck down by a rare virus.

Rory Coleman, 54, from Canton, has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

The condition, which attacks the nervous system, has left the ultra-marathon runner in a wheelchair.

"I've had some really dark days. It gives you a new perspective on life," he said.

Mr Coleman, who has been admitted to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales, has been posting videos online chronicling his illness and his recovery.

  • 29 May 2016
  • From the section Wales
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