On Saturday, Tillman will race down a 30-meter course to push his speed and hopefully set the World Speed record for a dog on a skateboard. Tillman currently holds the 100-meter speed record for a dog on a skateboard, clocking in at 19.6 seconds. This will be the first 30-meter skateboarding-dog-dash.
Tillman isn’t just racing for the record and fame – his need for speed is for a good cause. For every meter Tillman skateboards, Cox Arizona will donate $100 to the Pat Tillman Foundation, in honor of the bulldog's namesake.
6-year-old Tillman gained his claim to fame from his popular YouTube videos showing off his skateboarding skills. The English bulldog, named after former NFL professional football player and U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman, began skateboarding when he was only 10 weeks old. He learned by watching a skateboarding Rottweiler named Stoli, also owned by Tillman's owner, Ron Davis.
At nine months old, Tillman was on all fours skating. By the time he was 15 months old, he learned how to turn. In addition to skateboarding, Tillman also enjoys surfing and has won several competitions in both sports.
Check out Tillman’s race for the Guinness World Record and everything else Fan Fest Scottsdale has to offer all Super Bowl Weekend. The event is free and open to the public.