This week Paralympic, world and European long jump T44 champion Markus Rehm shares his Holiday Hotspot with us.
The German holds the long jump T44 world record – a massive 8.40m, but he loves water sports as well as track and field; in 2005 he finished second in the German Junior Wakeboarding Championships. So perhaps it’s no surprise he’s chosen a beachside destination…
Markus Rehm - My Holiday Hotspot:
“Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands is somewhere I really like to go. I went there once and really, really liked the people there. In my summer holiday I like to go surfing. We had a nice group there and I enjoyed it.
“We went out surfing in the morning to catch some waves and then in the evening we met at the pool then went out to have a drink. It’s really, really relaxing and I spent it with some great people. It’s the place I really like to go.”
My two essential items:
“My sports prosthesis is always with me. Everywhere I go I take it with me.
“The other thing I can’t go without is my multi-tool. I’m a prosthetic technician and I can’t go a day without any tools. Especially if I go to do a sport like surfing I always need to adjust something. I always have the multitool with me. These are the two things I never forget.”
Rehm will line-up for Germany at the London 2017 World Para Athletics Championships between 14-23 July. To buy tickets click here.