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adrenaline junkie

By Laura Dale


A three year old adrenaline junkie has been caught on camera mastering a number of extreme sports thanks to his active parents.

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Tiny Finn, who wears clothes to fit 18 month old tots, first began watching his father, Ian Thomas, 35, skiing, rock climbing, motor-biking, and playing rugby, at just a few months old.

Something his proud mum, Katy, 31, from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, believes kick started his ability to get up and start being active.

It took just 10 months before Finn took his first steps and now has such incredible balance that he is set to own his own motorbike later this year.

Now at three years old, Finn has skied down mountains in France, rock climbs, trampolines, plays rugby and cycles without stabilizers.

But despite enjoying all sports, little Finn is now having to wait to grow in height before he can start taking on more extreme sports.

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His mum, Katy, said: “Finn is small for his age and he gets frustrated that he can’t do everything the older kids can.

“He loves riding his bike and his balance is so good that we plan to get him a small motorbike so he can be just like his dad, Ian.

“Ian is a pro skier and has skied for the military in their annual competitions so it’s no surprise that Finn loves it too.

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“He has watched his dad from a baby ski down slopes and it was amazing to watch him ski on his own in Montalbert two years in a row.

“The first time he did it on his own he was only two, he’s so small that people are always so shocked to see him in all his gear.

“Finn also loves rock climbing and we plan to take him regularly, his small frame helps him get to the top quickly.

“He’s so strong for three years old.

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“Despite him never sitting still, we wouldn’t have it any other way – even his nursery have noticed how much of a dare devil he is.”

In a series of adorable videos, Finn can be seen practising his rock climbing and skiing.

Katy added: “We are taking Finn to the dry slopes during the summer so he gets enough practice for when we’re on the snow.

“As both myself and Ian love skiing it’s a holiday we will take Finn on every year.

“He loves every sport we have shown him so far and although he is very good with active things, he hasn’t yet mastered how to spell his name.

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“I’m sure we will get there in the end.”

Finn is rarely seen indoors and Katy claims this is something both herself and Ian have encouraged.

She added: “We have set up a trampoline in the garden and when he’s not out playing rugby or doing any other sports, he’ll be on his scooter.

“When he rides his pedal bike we have to stand by him at all times to ensure he doesn’t fall off.

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“He is too small not to have stabilizers so his feet don’t touch the floor which is a problem when his bike finally stops.

“Not that he cares though, he’s a little dare devil and is always trying to copy the older kids on our street.”