There is hope for Farrar yet

Isn’t it amazing how the handicapped can compensate with a bit of willpower and training.

Inspiring stuff.

At 5’5”, Brandon Todd had a seemingly impossible goal: to be able to dunk a basketball. 

“I didn’t have any role models my height, and that was the hardest thing for me. I didn’t see anybody like me that could do it,” says Todd in the short documentary FIVE/FIVE. Spud Webb was 5’7” when he won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 1986, and there are currently only two players in the NBA 5’9” or under.

Inspired by Russian powerlifters, Todd trained himself to dunk the ball through rigorous strength training, as well as running and jumping exercises. Over three years, Todd gained 85 pounds of muscle before he was finally able to dunk the ball. “I was willing to put myself through all this pain and anguish for that one moment to say: ‘I can do it.’”

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.