One In Five for 8 September 2013
Like hundreds of other cyclists around the country, Phil Thorn is in training for the Lake Taupo Challenge - a 160 km race around NZ's largest lake. Unlike other cyclists, Phil is blind and deaf and has limited use of his legs. Bacterial meningitis took Phil's sight and hearing and almost his life, in 2008. One in Five meets Phil, his wife Julia and Phil's neighbour and cycling partner Neil Davis to hear about the build up to Phil's next challenge, and about his journey to his new life.