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Rugby legend Gareth Thomas takes on Ironman challenge to ‘break the stigma’ around HIV | ITV News

Former Welsh rugby start Gareth Thomas is taking part in a 140-mile Ironman triathlon, a day after he revealed he has been diagnosed with HIV.

The 45-year-old said he was participating in the “toughest Ironman in the world” to “break the stigma” around the illness.

Thomas, a former British and Irish Lions captain – who came out as gay in 2009, is thought to be the first UK sportsman to go public about living with HIV.
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