The young man in the photograph with me is Lemawerk Ketema. He was the winner of the 1st edition of the International Wings for Life Race, a global charity event held earlier this year to raise funds for spinal injury research.
He works passionately at his sport in spite of difficult circumstances.
He is a credit to the sport of athletics and a role model for others.
What is more he is a credit to Austria the country where he is currently domiciled, and also a credit to himself.
I am always delighted when Lema, who breaks course records wherever he competes, agrees to accompany me on one of my training runs.
Obviously I run a lot slower than my friend, but he never complains. He just smiles and says: No problems. You're looking strong Gwilym, keep going!
His ambition is to compete in the 2016 Olympics. I wish him much luck. I hope he is allowed the chance he deserves.