He told the Press Association: “He got hit by a car back in September, the London Air Ambulance came out to him and put him in an induced coma for two days, a five-hour op to rebuild his pelvis.
“He was in a wheelchair for eight weeks had to learn to walk again which he did really quickly, then he had to run which he did really really quickly, then he went back to doing his gymnastics and all his tumbling really, really quickly.
“It has been pretty miraculous and then he goes and runs this in four hours and 24 minutes.
“It was brilliant. I haven’t seen him yet I’m trying to find him, he’s been texting saying ‘where are you?’.”
Despite the father and son setting off together, Sam finished nearly three hours quicker with Adam getting round the course in seven hours.
But the disparity in race times was partly explained by the soap opera favourite getting distracted.
Source: Irish Examiner