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2017 in parasport - the inspirational stories of the year

2017 in parasport - the inspirational stories of the year

Social media can be a brilliant and inspiring platform, and here are some of the parasport moments that went viral in 2017...

Where better to start that the newly engaged Prince Harry, who's been a superb ambassador for parasport and in particular, the Invictus Games. In Toronto, He gave a speech that will live long in the memory.

And what about this for cute? A real-life dog meeting the Invictus Games' canine mascot will melt your heart.

Words can't really do this next clip justice. Just sit, watch and admire.

David Smith. Three major surgeries in six years, the GB cyclist is one brave man. Part 1 of his story: 

Emotionally ready for Part 2 of his story? There was a happy ending for Smith, who ended the year with a bronze at the Manchester Para Cycling International.

Comedian Russell Howard helped highlight the work of volunteers working with visually impaired runners. Well played, Russ.

The upper body strength on this guy is insane... would you try this?

If you need some motivation to hit the gym in 2018, look no further than Henry Fraser. A man with aims, determined not to let obstacles get in his way.

USA's Tatyana McFadden has won medals aplenty on the world stage, but her phenomenal backstory has been seen by nearly 9 million people. A true legend.

This will make the hairs on the back of your neck rise up. Amazing stuff from Cliff.

We're ending with one of our own. GB powerlifter Ali Jawad, currently battling the effects of Crohn's Disease, is doing everything he can to get back to competitive action. Hopefully see you in 2018, Ali!