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Rick Hansen Conquers Escalator Like The BOSS He Is

10/27/2015 03:38 EDT | Updated 10/27/2015 03:59 EDT

Never, ever tell Rick Hansen he can't do something. He will prove you wrong.

The man who traversed the world in a wheelchair as part of the "Man in Motion World Tour" posted an impressive photo to his Facebook account Tuesday.

It shows him going up an escalator at Toronto Pearson International Airport, despite a sign warning him to do otherwise.

This escalator at Toronto Pearson International Airport had a "No Wheelchairs" sign. This is what I thought about that!

Posted by Rick Hansen on Tuesday, 27 October 2015


Hansen, a Canadian icon, endured a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the waist down after he and a friend were thrown from a pickup truck while on a fishing trip in 1973.

After rehabilitation, he remained active in sports, winning 19 wheelchair marathons, and two Paralympic gold medals in wheelchair racing at the 1980 and 1984 Games.

He embarked on the "Man in Motion World Tour" in 1985, wheeling across the globe in an effort to raise awareness of accessibility issues.

Hansen completed the tour in 1987, having raised $26 million for research into spinal cord injuries.

It's been almost 30 years since he marked that milestone. And it's clear that he won't stop breaking down barriers, no matter how much time has gone by.

We don't recommend everyone take on this task. Maybe just Paralympians.

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