Adam Peaty: Olympic and world champion swimmer building legacy outside pool

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On ground marked by death, in a desperately deprived community in the heart of Zambia’s capital city Lusaka, British swimming’s golden boy Adam Peaty has been busy building a legacy outside the pool.

Almost five years after first helping raise money during a charity bike ride across the African county, alongside coach Mel Marshall and fellow Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Adlington, Peaty returned to the city to open a play park the funds paid for.

In a country where the minimum wage is just 30p, one in every 100 shelters in the area have running water, and 82% of the population is aged under 35 – a statistic largely attributed to the prevalence of HIV/Aids – access to swings, slides, sea-saws, volleyball and basketball courts is a big deal.

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