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Nitro Circus Legend Aaron 'Wheelz' Fotheringham Debuts on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

HBO’s acclaimed REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL profiles Nitro Circus legend Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham, and also features an interview with the ringmaster himself, Travis Pastrana, in an all-new episode premiering tonight at 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

The episode debuts on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.

“Real Sports” will detail how Wheelz, the godfather of extreme wheelchair sports, has found freedom jumping, flipping, and crashing both in competition and at Nitro Circus shows worldwide. Born with spina bifida and given up for adoption as an infant, Wheelz has used his challenges as fuel to reach new heights while inspiring others along the way. Correspondent Mary Carillo reports.

Real Sports is TV's most-honored sports news magazine series, with 35 Sports Emmy Awards, including 20 for Outstanding Sports Journalism. Now in its 28th season, the monthly broadcast produces hard-hitting investigative reports and gripping in-depth profiles from across the sports spectrum.

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