Spanish athlete Alex Roca has captured the hearts of people all over the world with his inspiring journey of overcoming personal hurdles to achieve his goals. Roca, who is “76% disabled”, has gone viral on social media after he completed a 42km marathon, a remarkable feat that demonstrates his determination and resilience.
Completing a marathon is a challenging task that requires months of preparation, training, and a strong will to push through the pain and exhaustion. His incredible achievement has left people in awe.
Roca Completes the Marathon Despite Cerebral Palsy
Roca reportedly finished the Barcelona Marathon with an outstanding time of five hours, 50 minutes, and 51 seconds, as reported by Canadian Running Magazine.
In his Instagram post, Roca wrote: “HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE! The first person in the WORLD with a 76% disability to have managed to finish a MARATHON: 42.195 km. This has been possible thanks to ALL my team. Thank you to ALL who have been cheering. I AM SPEECHLESS.”
The fact that Roca has cerebral palsy, a disease that makes it very challenging to navigate day-to-day life, makes his incredible feat all the more extraordinary.
In spite of this, he has shown that he is capable of devoting himself to the accomplishment of his objectives, and he has expressed the hope that others may be motivated to do the same by his narrative.
Encouragement From Social Media Fans
His post has received over 200,000 likes and a variety of encouraging comments since it became viral on the internet. Nike also released photographs of Roca on their social media platforms.
“Alex set himself to accomplish a world-class breakthrough: finishing a marathon with 76% physical disability and cerebral palsy. Now, he has just achieved that milestone. It’s time to enjoy it, but new goals will show up sooner rather than later. Never done looking for new challenges” Nike wrote on social media.
First person on the PLANET with 76% disability who managed to finish a MARATHON!
— Kevin W. (@Brink_Thinker) March 21, 2023
Roca’s drive and tenacity have served as a source of motivation for a great number of people, leading some to describe him as a pioneer and an icon.
Roca’s achievement is a demonstration of the power and resiliency of the human spirit, and his tale will undoubtedly motivate a great number of people to overcome their own personal challenges and explore the boundaries of their potential.
It is a true demonstration of the example that physical limitations do not have to be an obstacle in the way of attaining one’s goals and objectives. If one has the correct frame of mind, then everything is feasible.
See all the latest news from Greece and the world at Greekreporter.com. Contact our newsroom to report an update or send your story, photos and videos. Follow GR on Google News and subscribe here to our daily email!