Fastest man on two hands Zion Clark shatters two more world records
The world’s fastest man on two hands Zion Clark has shattered yet another two huge world records.
Born without legs as a result of a disorder known as Caudal Regression Syndrome, Clark wasn't going to let his disability get in the way of greatness.
And it goes without saying, but he is undoubtedly one of the most inspirational athletes on the planet.
With the words ‘NO EXCUSES’ tattooed on his back, Clark clearly lives by that mantra as he pushes beyond his limits.
The 25-year-old had already set the world record for the fastest 20m sprint on hands but decided he wanted more.
So with Guinness World Records in attendance at Los Angeles gym The Dogpound, Clark achieved the record titles for the highest box jump with hands and most diamond push-ups in three minutes.
Zion effortlessly jumped from the ground onto a box with a minimum required height of 24 inches.
Knowing he could achieve an even higher jump he went on to jump 30 inches and then 33 inches, setting the world record.
As for the diamond push-ups, which require the athlete to keep the hands together in a diamond shape, Zion had initially failed his first attempt.
Not one to shy away from adversity he came back strong on his second time around and accomplished a record 248 diamond push-ups in under three minutes.
On the push-up attempt, Clark said: “[The push-ups] was definitely a mind game, it is definitely mind over matter.
“Doing these push-ups, you cap 100, 150, 200, that is when real pain sets in [and] one of two things is going to happen, you are going to fold and stop, or you are going to say screw it and keep pushing until you achieve that goal.”
The athlete had attempted an additional two records for the most parallel bar dips in one minute with a 40lbs pack and the fastest 5m rope climb carrying a 40lbs pack.
But both proved to be too difficult.
Zion’s achievement list grows regardless, to include All-American Wrestler at Kent State University, two-time state track champion, and three-time Guinness World Records title holder.
Zion said: “There’s nobody faster on their hands than me in the world. Now, nobody can do more push-ups than me in under three minutes, and nobody can jump off their hands higher than me.
“That means that I am number one. Out of seven billion people on the planet, I am number one in those three categories.”
Zion’s recognition as an athlete has opened up doors for him as a motivational speaker, as he travels around the world in an attempt to provide inspiration.
Featured Image Credit: Guinness World Records.
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