Thompson completes first race at Transplant Games

Robbie Thompson cycled the 10km time trial Monday at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle, UK.

Robbie Thompson has completed his first event at the World Transplant Games in Newcastle, UK.

The 21-year-old Courtenay cycled the 10km time trial Monday. He didn’t win a medal, but he is mindful that the week-long event is more about participation and fun.

“However, I am eager to try and earn a medal at swimming (50m freestyle) on Wednesday for my friend’s child Oliver, who has cystic fibrosis,” Thompson said by email. “We shall see if I can do it!”

Robbie celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first heart transplant on July 21. He is competing at the Aug. 17-24 Games to honour his donor family and to celebrate the milestone.

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