Wheelchair Daredevil Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham Clears Megaramp
Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham just delivered yet again, clearing a Megaramp like he said he would.
This video spotted by NBC Sports has everything you want in extreme sports: a huge ramp and an athlete who just wants to push his body to the limits.
Fotheringham may have been born with Spina Bifida, a birth defect that took away the use of his legs, but he continues to push the limits of human achievement, like every extreme sports enthusiast who entertains us.
As the report states, he has already recorded, "the first wheelchair back flip (July 13, 2006), first double back flip (August 26, 2010) and a front flip before a live audience (February 9, 2011, while performing for Nitro Circus in New Zealand)."
Here he is, blowing his own mind.
You can tell from the interview that he was apprehensive about making the jump, but clears the ramp with room to spare.
He is so caught up with the feat that he pretty much says, "to hell with the quarter pipe." He does a hand plant anyway and falls to the floor with his hands pumping in triumph.
I may have been doing a little triumph dance as well—this video will do that.
If you are looking for a pick-me-up moment, stick around to the end when the rest of the athletes pick "Wheelz" up above their heads.
This taste of Megaramp has Fotheringham clamoring for more, with bigger and better tricks involved. We are just as excited to see him accomplish them as he is to perform them.
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