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Centurion Way, Chichester

Clare Balding hears the uplifting story of how walking helped a young man recover from a brain injury.

Clare Balding hears the uplifting story of how walking helped a young man recover from a brain injury.

At the age of 23, Matt Masson fell off a roof during a night out. He was in a coma for six weeks and, when he awoke, couldn't walk, talk or sit-up. When his voice returned, so did a determination to return to his previously active life. Walking formed a central part of his rehab; his first goal was to walk just 300 metres but by 2014 Matt had walked the Amsterdam Marathon which took 9 hours and 37 minutes.

In this edition of Ramblings, Matt and his mother, Anne, walk a stretch of the Centurion Way in Chichester and recall his many endeavours. The Centurion Way is a route between Chichester and West Dean which follows the line of part of the disused Chichester to Midhurst Railway.

Producer: Karen Gregor.

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25 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Clare Balding
Interviewed Guest Matt Masson
Interviewed Guest Anne Masson
Producer Karen Gregor

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