Inspirational blind teenager, Azeem Amir, has become the youngest blind person ever to complete the formidable Tough Mudder obstacle course in the UK.


The 17-year-old completed the grueling 12-mile course with the help of his P.E teacher Sam Dainty who assisted him through the difficult course.

He took on the course to help raise money for the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.

Friends and family cheered him on through the course as he climbed up ropes, fell back into three meter deep water which he described as ‘scary’ and crawled across the muddy terrain.

After crossing over the finishing line he said it was his proudest achievement.

Speaking to Manchester Evening News , Azeem said: “It was absolutely amazing feeling to do it all. It was really tough, it was one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.

“One of the worst parts was climbing up a rope through a barrel and then having to drop around three meters into water.

“I completely lost all sense of where I was or where I was facing. It was pretty scary.”

Although the inspirational teenager was born without any sight in his right eye and only a slight perception in his left eye, he said it has made his even more determined to achieve his goals.

During the challenge he raised almost £4,000 for the Manchester Royal Eye Hospital through his Just Giving page AzeemsToughMudder

He went on to say: “I couldn’t have done it without Sam. He kept me going and am so thankful.”

His next challenge is to trial for the England Blind football team.