Wheelchair Motocross Athlete Named 'Wheelz' Sets Guinness World Record Day

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham has spina bifida and is a professional Wheelchair Motocross athlete from California.

November 09, 2018 - 10:03 am
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By Meredith Ganzman

Hundreds of thousands around the world accomplished amazing feats for Guinness World Records Day.

Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham has spina bifida and is a professional Wheelchair Motocross athlete from California. The 27-year-old now holds three new titles, including for highest wheelchair hand plant at 27 feet 6.7 inches.

"As a kid, I loved reading the world record books. To actually be a part of it is a childhood dream come true," Fotheringham says.

He also broke the records for tallest quarter pipe drop-in on a wheelchair and the Farthest wheelchair ramp jump at 70 feet 0.5 inches

"It's a cool feeling to be in a positon where kids and adults look up to me. I'm going to show people that a wheelchair is bit more than just a medical device. It's actually a took to help you succeed, and that's been really cool."  

We can’t wait to see how this incredible competitor continues to shatter more records.