Wheelchair racer and chook breeder Waryk ‘Rooster’ Holmes πŸ¦½πŸ“| Australia to me
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Wheelchair racer and chook breeder Waryk ‘Rooster’ Holmes πŸ¦½πŸ“| Australia to me

January 20, 2020

I’m Waryk Holmes. Australia to me is a free country where you can do anything you want. My family, we live on a 25 acre farm in Bathurst in New South Wales. It’s out of town, so it’s nice and quiet. We’ve got a lot of animals, we’ve got nine dogs because one of our dogs, she had pups so we’ve got pups running around everywhere. He’s a big, soft bear. There’s five hens and there’s one rooster. This is Dusty. He’s 20 years old but I’ve had him for four years so he was 16 when I got him. My great-grandfather gave him to me. He is a Rhode Island red cross light Sussex. He’s a good rooster. So the nickname people call me is Rooster because I’m a chook breeder and I’ve got red hair and I’ll never be able to take that nickname away. I enjoy doing wheelchair racing and I do a lot of marathons and track races. I feel excited and I feel lot of joy that I’m able to do what I love and what I’ve always wanted to do. On Australia Day I will be doing the 10K Oz Day race. We’ll be racing in Sydney. We’ll be going under the Harbour Bridge which will be really cool. In a couple of years I hope that I get to represent Australia in the Paralympics in wheelchair racing and get to inspire other people to race as well. I just think ‘never look back and keep on going and don’t stop’. Happy Australia Day!

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