Rheed McCracken with his bronze medal after the 800m final in the T34 class.
Rheed McCracken with his bronze medal after the 800m final in the T34 class. Australian Paralympic Committee

McCracken on board with the NewsMail

AFTER a busy few weeks making the region proud of his achievements, Paralympian Rheed McCracken now has a new goal.

Helping out the NewsMail's Kick the Kilos campaign, McCracken has signed on as an ambassador as the paper aims to get people involved in fitness in the lead-up to summer.

Recently returning from the Paraylmpics to Bundaberg with a heroes welcome after winning two medals in the T34 class, McCracken said fitness was important.

"For our community in Wide Bay and in Queensland it is vital we remain healthy,” he said.

"You don't have to be a sports star to be fit, all it takes is simple steps to improve on your fitness.”

With getting fit and being in prime condition important to his success, McCracken said he hopes his performances can inspire people to get off the couch and get outside.

"I do the sport and get fit because I love it,” he said.

"If I can inspire others to get fit, including young boys and girls, then that is great for me.”

Now back home McCracken plans on using it when he trains and recovers from his long flight back from Rio.

If you want to join him, it is not too late to become involved.

All you have to do is download the Strava app on any Apple or Android device and join the Bundaberg NewsMail club.

From there just record any walking or cycling activity you do and the results will be added to the total.

We need your help to beat the other regions, so let's get on board and kick the kilos.



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