DAILY LIVING & MOBILITY

OFF-ROAD RACING

Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Clay Egan

I was the first and only quadriplegic in the world to compete professionally

Late on the evening of June 1, 1994, I was on a mountain road in Eastern Utah, when my motorcycle collided with two stray horses. I was flown via life flight to a local hospital where I was classified a quadriplegic, permanently confined to a wheelchair and paralyzed from the chest down with limited use of my arms and hands. In February of 2003, I started competing professionally in the extreme sport of rockcrawling and off-road racing. I was the first and only quadriplegic in the world to compete professionally in those sports. In February of 2009, I raced and finished the legendary King of The Hammers off-road race in Johnson Valley, California as the first and only quadriplegic. Although we finished 33 out of 92 teams, I never gave up and crossed the finish line in 9 hours and 56 minutes. It was the most physically, brutal race I have ever raced. Being able to inspire others as a Motivational Speaker, has definitely been the highlight of my life.

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