Rob Camm, 21 has become the world’s first tetraplegic to take part in Tough Mudder – navigating the gruelling 12-mile course in an off-road wheelchair set on top of a quad bike he controls with his chin.

Last month, he became the first tetraplegic in the world who is reliant on a ventilator to learn how to walk again using a robotic skeleton controlled by his thoughts.

Now, he has taken part in the notorious Tough Mudder challenge – dubbed ‘probably the toughest event on the planet’.

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“I’ve got a wheelchair that’s capable of doing it, so I thought ‘why not?’ People think that someone in my position shouldn’t be doing what I’m doing, but I’m just going to prove them wrong.”

While Rob was not able to conquer some of the obstacles, including monkey bars, mud pits, high walls and narrow tunnels, he did need to navigate difficult terrain.

His specially-made Extreme X8 electric wheelchair can reach speeds of 10km per hour – and Rob has even been able to clear tree branches and tow his dad’s 4×4 with it.

He completed the challenge to raise money for SpecialEffect – a charity which has provided technology to help him adjust to life after the accident.

To donate to Rob’s cause visit or text ROBC93 to 70070.

Needless to say, we’re impressed! Way to go Rob. You’re an inspiration to many.



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