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Cyclist Who Can't Gain Weight Aims To Join Paralympics

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Published on Aug 5, 2013

Cyclist Who Can't Gain Weight Aims To Join Paralympics

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PRO cyclist Tom Staniford suffers from an incredibly rare condition, which means he looks anorexic, but to besotted girlfriend, Alice, he's just normal guy. The pair clicked instantly after meeting online three years ago and are now living together in London. Six ft three Tom, 24, is one of only eight people in the world with MDP syndrome -- caused by a genetic mutation -- and from the age of 12 has been unable to store fat under his skin. But he battled through incredible adversity to live a normal life with Alice, 23, and is now training to be a top Para cyclist.

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