The organiser of the event stated that it is a superhero sporting event for disabled people, featuring popular Marvel characters. It aims to boost confidence.
More than 3,000 people living with disabilities participated in the Superhero Tri on Saturday. “sidekicks”Participate in various sporting challenges, including swimming or cycling.
The event, which is in its sixth year and is happening in person for the first time since the pandemic at the 2012 Paralympic rowing venue at Dorney Lake, Windsor, – also featured “the Celebrity Superhero Tri”The relay race was between randomly selected super-heroes and TV stars including Alex Brooker, comedian and television presenter.
Alex Brooker participates in the sporting event (Superhero Series powered by Marvel/PA).
Brooker said to PA that he hopes the event will benefit those with disabilities. “included”.
He stated: “Sometimes with school sports it’s difficult, so having something like the Superhero Series allows you to meet other people like them in the same situation and to have the same restrictions.
“For families to get together at such a brilliant event, to get out and and get active is just wonderful.”
Alex Brooker swimming (Superhero Series powered by Marvel/PA).
Brooker stated that it is important to have representative superheroes, such as iconic Marvel characters like Spiderman or Black Widow at the event to unleash their superpowers upon participants.
“When I was growing up, I was into the Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles because they had three fingers like me, so they were my superheroes,”Brooker was also mentioned.
Sophia Warner, Paralympian who founded the Superhero Series, stated that she wanted the creation of the “unique”Sporting event “people with all kinds of disabilities feel part of a strong community and, crucially, where they can feel confident, they’ll be part of the majority rather than the minority”.
Clare Balding at Superhero Series powered Marvel/PA
Clare Balding hosted and filmed the event. She told PA she loved it. “seeing everyone here dressed up as their favourite Marvel characters”.
She also added: “I think it gives it a real sense of fun. It goes back again to that possibility thing, it takes it from a level of ‘we’ll do this’ to a level of ‘we have superpowers’ which means we can overachieve.
She said that founder Sophia Warner is at the “very top”Her list of superheroes.
She’s done a terrific job with this, and also to keep the commitment involved in making sure the communication is out there all the time and to say to people ‘you can be part of it’ and just when it started building momentum, then covid hit, to not lose that momentum completely and to be – I think – back in a position where it’s bigger than ever is just insane
Clare Balding at Sophia Warner
“She’s done a terrific job with this, and also to keep the commitment involved in making sure the communication is out there all the time and to say to people, ‘you can be part of it’ and just when it started building momentum, then Covid hit, to not lose that momentum completely and to be, I think, back in a position where it’s bigger than ever is just insane,”She added.
Highlights from The Superhero Series’ Superhero Tri are to air on Channel 4 at 8.30am on Sunday September 4.