Rick Hanson, a Canadian, paralyzed from waist down, circumnavigated around the world in his wheelchair. Starting in Vancouver, British Colombia on March 21st 1985 and returning to Vancouver on May 22nd 1987. Wheeling a total of 39,944 kilometres (24,902 miles) through some 34 countries.
March 21st 1985 – May 22nd 1987
Vancouver, British Colombia
For More Information:
- Rick Hansen – Wikipedia
Richard Marvin “Rick” Hansen, CC, OBC (born 26 August 1957) is a Canadian Paralympian
- About Rick – Rick Hansen Foundation
As well as being a celebrated Paralympic athlete, Rick is best known as the “Man In Motion,” for his epic two-year wheelchair trip around the world
- Paraplegic Richard Hansen Sets Out to Circumnavigate the World
On this day in history, 1985, paraplegic Rick Hansen sets out to circumnavigate the land masses of the world in a wheelchair.
- Rick Hansen – Man In Motion – The Mark of a Leader
When I was a teenager I hitchhiked through Europe. It was one of the most remarkable experiences of my life. I discovered what it felt like to go to a strange country where I knew no one, in most cases did not speak the language, and relied on my wits to get by.