World Records and Achievements
The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves
- Circumnavigating 38,000 miles around the world using 80 different forms of transport - Becoming the first blind person to do the solo Kamikaze Skeleton run down the 5G Olympic bob-sleigh track in Lillehammer - White-water rafting down the Zambezi River, Zimbabwe - Completing more than 40 skydiving jumps - Cage-diving with Great White Sharks - Tandem-cycling marathons - Para-sailing - Scuba-diving
- Setting the Malaysian Grand Prix lap record for a blind driver in a 230kph Lotus - First blind person to participate in a drag-racing event, driving a 150 MPH supercharged machine at Britain’s Santa Pod drag track - First blind person to drive a 5.5Litre 450 BHP V8 Mustang race car on Cape Town’s Killarney Circuit (performance 0-62 MPH in 2.8 seconds) - First blind person to drive a 340 BHP performance rated Zap Cat power boat in ocean time trials
- Climbing to 17,500 feet in the Himalayas - Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro - Africa's highest mountain - Climbing Mt. Blanc - Europe's highest mountains - Scottish Grade 3 Technical Ice Climbing
Flying- First blind pilot to undertake a 55-day, 21,000 kilometre microlight flight from London to Sydney, relying on revolutionary speech-output technology, accompanied by his sighted co-pilot - Setting a new British high-altitude record for a tandem microlight (20,300 feet) with -55C open-cockpit temperatures - First blind pilot to undertake a sortie of extreme aerobatics in a +600 MPH Hawker Hunter fighter jet with an ex-Red Arrows co-pilot - First blind aviator to break sound barrier- attaining speed of Mach 1.4/1,060 MPH during vertical climb to 50,000 feet in just 90 seconds in an English Electric Lightning fighter jet - Hot-air ballooning over the Nevada Desert
Running- Completing the "Toughest Footrace on Earth" - 150 miles across the Sahara Desert - Running the 11-day Ultra-marathon Race across China from the Gobi Desert to the Great Wall - Completing the "Coldest Marathon on Earth" - the Siberian Ice Marathon - Competing in the "Hottest Ultra-marathon on Earth" across Death Valley, California - London Marathon - French Medoc Marathon - glass of wine each mile! - New York Marathon - Great North Run - 2010, 2012, 2014
In 2000, Miles set a world record as the first blind person to man-haul a sledge over 400 kilometres across Antarctica. Frostbite prevented him from continuing his amazing bid to be the first blind person to reach the South Pole.