Conrad Thorpe is a 53-year-old British amputee and veteran with HM Royal Marines from East Africa who represented Kenya in the Commonwealth Games in 1992. He was born and grew up in East Africa and represented Kenya at the Commonwealth Games in 1982. He served in the Royal Marines for 21 years, during which time he was selected for the Special Boat Service and served all over the world with them, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. he damaged his ankle while running which eventually led to an elective amputation in 2011 and is now the Chief Executive of one of Africa’s leading risk management and security companies.
Open Water Swimming Career Highlights
He participated in an English Channel relay to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association together with Stephen White, Jamie Gillespie, and Craig Howarth, finishing in 12 hours 14 minutes as the first all-amputee team to swim across the English Channel.
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