It’s been eight weeks since Sam Sunderland broke his leg during the Merzouga Rally. But his road to recovery has been nothing short of incredible, actually it’s pretty much defying medical science.

For most mere mortals, a broken femur requires six months recovery, yet Sam - just 56 days into his - is already walking unaided and knocking out 30 kilometre bike rides. 

If there are any prizes for rolling off the Dakar Rally start line on January 2nd, then Sam will certainly get gold.

Check out his Instagram timeline for a mind over matter miracle.

“All you can do is your best and if your satisfied that you have done that there are no regrets”

8 weeks ago

The day before it went off plan. On the gas and leading the Merzouga Rally

 

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 7 weeks ago

Plugged in and healing

 

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5 weeks ago

“If you want something bad enough it becomes your daily mission to take another step in the right direction!” 

 

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4 weeks ago

Sam’s already walking back walking in the pool  

 

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3 weeks ago

 

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Pushing his body through 3000m altitude training

 

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2 weeks ago

First 30km cycle in the bag. 

 

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1 week ago

Replicating an altitude of 3000m and spinning legs at 95RPM. 

 

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 Walking unaided, six weeks after lying trackside in Morocco with a broken femur.

 

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4 Days Ago

"In the cryotherapy ice lab. First room is -15c, then -60c then -110c." Brrr, that’s bloody cold!

 

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