life with a spinal cord injury
My name is Haki Doku, I was born June 18,1969 in Krujë, Albania. I live in Milan, Italy with a dual citizenship. I have built a family with my wife, Enora, and I have two children. Mario is 11 years old and Alissa is 7 years old. I suffered a spinal cord injuriy because of an accident in 1997. Immediately, after the accident I started to play sports, but I have never been included in sports before the accident. It was up to my determination and motivation to go to the highest level of sports and performance that every athletes dream of.
Paralympic Games London 2012
In 2012 I participated in the London Paralympic Games. I competed in the paracycling
discipline representing Albania and I was the only athlete representing it in paralympic history.
Guinness World Record
I made the Guinness World Record for the following:
- The Guinness World Record for the greatest distance made with a manual
wheelchair in 12 hours is 121 km (75.19 miles) and was achieved by me
at the Arena Civica, Milan, Italy, on May 16 2015.
- Guinness World Record for stairs descendences with a wheelchair in one
hour 2,176 stairs, achieved by me in Wolfsburg, Germany, on September
- The most stairs descendences with a wheelchair in one hour is 2,404
stairs and was achieved by me in Frankfurt, Germany, on June 11, 2017.
I have attempted this record in order to beat my previous one of 2,176