Monrovia man completes 50th para-triathlon
But, in his mid-40s, a secondary condition struck the Monrovia resident.
"Just in last 20 years, because some polio survivors are living longer, they diagnose us with post-polio syndrome," Pieplenbos said. "All the muscles that were working got overworked, they're deteriorating ... That's why I'm in a wheelchair today - because I just can't stand anymore."
But soon after finding himself in a wheelchair, Pieplenbos discovered competitive racing. Hand-cycling as part of a relay team led to solo marathons and triathlons.
The athlete says he is now resolutely addicted.
At 57, he has just completed his 50th full "para-triathlon" (in which he races in a wheelchair, hand-cycles and swims). Soon, Pieplenbos will start the Herculean task of preparing for the Ironman triathlon.
"I think I'm in better shape than I've ever been. My whole outlook on health and fitness has totally changed," said Pieplenbos, who says he tries to get in "one, at least maybe two (events) a month," and trains every day at the gym, the Rose Bowl or the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area in Irwindale. Read more http://www.whittierdailynews.com/rss/ci_16128755?source=rss
CODIGO G "14" El pasado mes de febrero de 2009 y como resultado de la reunión anual del Comité de Revisión y Actualización de la Organización Mundial de la Salud, (OMS) que tuvo lugar en Delhi, durante el mes de octubre de 2008, la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades, en su versión 10 (ICD-10) ha adjudicado un lugar específico al Síndrome Post-Polio (SPP) clasificándolo bajo el código "G14" y excluyéndolo del código B91 (Secuelas de poliomielitis), en el que antes ese organismo lo consideraba abarcado. Más informes www.postpoliolitaff.org