July 7 survivor Hicks sells off Olympic treadmill

Former Blueprint publishing director and Peace Direct campaigner Gill Hicks has announced she is selling the treadmill that she used to train for the Beijing Olympic torch relay in Canberra last April.

The former head of curation for the Design Council lost both her legs after London’s 7/7 bombings in 2005, and has since forged a name as a peace campaigner and ambassador for Peace Direct.

After walking an amazing 400km on the machine, she says, ‘I have shared many a moment with the beloved treadmill – I have laughed, cried, been angry and delighted, and even been filmed on it. It is sad, but it must go.’

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