Shark attack survivor Brett Connellan in training for marathon

Angela Thompson
By Angela Thompson
Updated July 22 2021 - 9:53pm, first published 8:30am
Brett Connellan runs as part of a general fitness regime that is necessary to keep his leg strong. Picture: Sylvia Liber

In the weeks and months after the March 2016 shark attack that almost killed him, Brett Connellan's doctors didn't expect too much from him. With three-quarters of his left quadricep torn from his leg, medicos were initially unsure he would walk again, let alone run. Let alone perform any of the surf manoeuvres the Kiama pro-hopeful lived, breathed, woke up for and fell asleep dreaming about.

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Angela Thompson

Angela Thompson

Journalist

Proudly Illawarra Mercury since 2008; these days covering crime and justice issues. UOW alum. Thrilled by the chase and sobered by some of the things I see and hear when I stand still - sometimes in the same day. ang.thompson@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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