BBC Sport - Get Inspired: "The doctors said I should stick to chess"
Get Inspired: "The doctors said I should stick to chess"
- From the section Get Inspired
Alex Dowsett explains how he has confounded the advice of doctors to forge a career in professional cycling despite suffering from the potentially life-threatening condition haemophilia.
Unsurprisingly, given that his blood doesn't clot properly, a sport in which high-speed crashes are commonplace was not recommended by the medical specialists but Dowsett - the 2014 Commonwealth time trial champion - defied their advice and is reaping the rewards.
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