World Records and Achievements

The only limits in our lives are those we accept ourselves

Other Achievements

- 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
Driving

- 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
Mountaineering

- 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
Antarctica

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.
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