Rutger de Graaf (R), 38, who was stricken with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) for 20 years, is assisted by his girlfriend Hannah Verhoeff as he gets ready to participate in the Amsterdam City Swim in... more 
Rutger de Graaf (R), 38, who was stricken with Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS) for 20 years, is assisted by his girlfriend Hannah Verhoeff as he gets ready to participate in the Amsterdam City Swim in Amsterdam September 8, 2013. De Graaf is the first disabled person to participate in the swim. The Amsterdam City Swim is held to raise money for research into Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The participants swam a total of 2013 meters in the canals of Amsterdam. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares (NETHERLANDS - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING SOCIETY) less 
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