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Multiple Sclerosis Won’t Keep Him Off the Road

Victor Texeira rides his bike 30 miles per day, five days a week. This is quite an athletic feat for anyone, but it is especially impressive given that he has multiple sclerosis (MS).

UNC neurologist Irena Dujmovic Basuroski, MD, says it’s important for MS patients to stay physically and mentally active to help prevent progression of the disease, which is a disabling chronic illness of the central nervous system.

Watch this video to learn why Texeira says he rides and competes in bike events, including a recent double-century bike ride (200 miles) climbing 5,000 feet in elevation per day.