From boy in a wheelchair to ULTRAKID

4 June 2020


Name: Johannes Balbaert
Lage: 13 years
School: Maerlant Atheneum Blankenberge
Known by: Ultraman Challenge

Johannes Balbaert (better known as Ultrakid), is a 13-year-old boy who has been in a wheelchair since childhood. In March 2020, he competed with Nico De Neef in the Ultraman Challenge in Israel. This is a gruelling triathlon of 10km swimming, 420km cycling and 84.4km running. He crossed the finish line together with Nico. Through this, Johannes wants to inspire other children and young people to take up sports too.

View here the interview.

This article was written by
Chelsey Volckaert
Community builder @ My Add On
Marketing trainee

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