Paralympic wheelchair athlete, six-time gold medalist, and winner of the London Marathon.
He was born with a spinal-cord transection that left his legs paralyzed; he won London's youth wheelchair event a total of seven times.
He won six gold medals at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic games.
He fathered a son, Mason, and a daughter, Tillia.
He and Ellie Simmonds were both gold medalists at the 2008 Paralympic Games.