Wheelchair athletes are as hard-nosed as they come, and nobody exemplifies this more than Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, a 24 year-old motocross athlete from Las Vegas, Nevada. Refusing to let Spina Bifida – a birth defect that rendered his legs inoperative, hinder him from testing his limits – “Wheelz” has a no-quit attitude that’s seen him conquer feats most able-bodied athletes wouldn’t even dare attempt.

Profiled in Red Bull’s latest video short, “Wheelz” has quickly risen to the top of his profession as the world’s foremost wheelchair freestyler.

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