To restore the spirit(and physical challenge) of the fire department where he worked, he decided to try triathlon, but at first he wasn't accepted because of his handicap. He started racing in parallel to the official athletes, swimming beside the others, having his bike in the park(not the bike stand) and running with his two canes!
From 1993 to 2007 Dominique won 8 world championship titles from Mexico to New Zealand in the disabled category of triathlon, duathlon and quadrathlon. Dominique Benassi has documented his life in these sports with each race included as a page of his personal book .
It's his life, unique and wonderful and it belongs to him. He doesn't owe it to anyone or even to his country who took a long time before recognizing him(1999 gold medal of the "young and sports" ministry).
Whatever, he just wants to be himself, meaning being different and confirm this difference even in the indifference of the others. The faith in himself, that's the path he's following, swimming, biking and running.