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    Cyclist Who Can't Gain Weight Aims To Join Paralympics

    Barcroft TV

    by Barcroft TV

    PRO cyclist Tom Staniford suffers from an incredibly rare condition, which means he looks anorexic, but to besotted girlfriend, Alice, he’s just normal guy. The pair clicked instantly after meeting online three years ago and now live together in London. Six ft three Tom, 24, is one of only eight people in the world with MDP syndrome and is unable to store fat under his skin, but battled through incredible adversity to live a normal life with Alice, 23, and is now training to be a top Para cyclist.

    Videographer/Director: Ruaridh Connellan/James Boakes
    Producer: Hannah Mouland
    Editor: Joshua Douglas.