25 Aug

Tetraplegic Competitor Conquers Tough Mudder

Tough MudderA car crash survivor has become the world’s first tetraplegic competitor to take part in Tough Mudder. Rob Camm completed the gruelling 12-mile course using a wheelchair he controls with his chin.

Rob was paralysed in a car accident two years ago, leaving him with no movement in his body from the neck down. He 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.”
 
Rob was joined at the obstacle-laden event in the Cotswolds by a team of his friends and family. While he was unable to conquer certain obstacles – the monkey bars, mud pits, as well as high walls and narrow tunnels - he was able to navigate difficult terrain. He completed the challenge to raise funds for SpecialEffect – the charity which has provided technology to help him adjust to life after the accident.