Liam has only been competing in the sport of Para athletics for two years. His journey began with generous support from the New Zealand public who donated funds to assist Liam with the purchase of running blades while still in his first year at Canterbury University. Now Liam spends most of his time training and studying.
The Rio 2016 Paralympic Games will be Liam's first Paralympic Games and he is focused on winning the Men's 400m in the T43 classification. It has been quite a journey to get to this point. The training has been hard and at times he hasn’t been able to put on his blades due to bleeding and swelling on his legs from the previous training session.
Right now Liam is only focused on putting one blade in front of the other and making those who invested in him and those who have been with Liam from day one proud, especially friends and family. For Liam it will be a pleasure to represent New Zealand on the world stage and he is looking forward to competing in Rio in September.
Key international events include: