'Once I got going, I never looked back'

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Peter Cowan lost his right leg in a hit-and-run accident when he was 15 years old. Today, this champion outrigger canoeist has his sights on competing at the Paris 2024 Paralympics.


Image from Attitude episode: Peter Cowan prepares to train with his prosthetic leg.

Image from Attitude episode: Peter Cowan takes to the water in his canoe.Image from Attitude episode: Close up of a prosthetic leg made by Peke Waihanga Artificial Limb Service.

"That was really mana-enhancing for me to take something up and get moving again".


Between family and training, Peter's story is one of determination, hope and adapting.

Check out his incredible journey featured on Attitude (18 June 2023), available on TVNZ.co.nz.