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Mike Buss, 38, is an ex soldier and world record breaking endurance athlete, having broken over 40 world endurance records since 2002. He tragically lost his hearing in 1998 after an IRA car bomb went off as he stood nearby. He was subsequently discharged from the army and has since gone on rebuild his life, running his own gym and Boot camp business where he now lives in Highworth near Swindon, Wiltshire.

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Becoming an endurance athlete and breaking 47 world records was tough, but facing up to hearing loss was even harder, Health

Becoming an endurance athlete and breaking 47 world records was tough, but facing up to hearing loss was even harder

It was November 1998 when I was on a green patrol in Northern Ireland to Lisburn Barracks. I was waiting for some of the guys to get back and was standing very close to the first of two car bombs that went off inside the barracks themselves. Because of my proximity to the explosion, my hearing was permanently damaged and I was subsequently medically discharged from the army. Just like that, my whole world crumbled before me.

By | Health, Notebook | Thursday, 31 January 2013 at 1:14 pm

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