This man just became the first tetraplegic to complete a Tough Mudder

Monday 24 August 2015 08:50
(Picture: PA

A car crash survivor became the first tetraplegic to take part in a Tough Mudder challenge yesterday, finishing a gruelling 12-mile assault course in a wheelchair he controls with his chin.

Rob Camm was paralysed from the neck down in a road accident two years ago. The 21-year-old student and former rugby player, of Breadstone, Gloucester, said: “I wanted to do a Tough Mudder before the accident.

I’ve got a wheelchair capable of doing it, so I thought ‘why not?’ It’s set on top of a quad bike. I’ve not found anything that can stop it yet.

While Mr Camm could not conquer the monkey bars, mud pits, high walls and narrow tunnels, he did navigate difficult terrain. His custom-made electric wheelchair can reach 10km per hour – and he can tow his father’s 4x4 with it.

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