Double Amputee And World Record Setting Runner
Double Amputee World Record Setting Runner.
Born with a severe bone defect which left him unable to do the things most of us take for granted, Dwayne made the courageous choice at 11 years of age to have both legs replaced with prosthetic limbs. He wanted to give himself the best chance he could to adapt to being a double amputee, and to build as normal as life as he could.
But Dwayne’s life has been far from normal. The 31 year old Sydney-based Business Analyst is now a multiple world record holder, having competed in 8 international stair climb marathons.
Dwayne came to world attention in 2008 with his first international vertical marathon, completing the 1,504 stair Sydney Tower climb in 23.49 minutes. This achievement was not only an amazing personal goal for Dwayne: his win set the first world record for amputees.
This Indian born Australian has partaken in a variety of tower climbs around the world.