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  • David Goggins: The Toughest Athlete On The Planet?

    In 2005 Petty Officer First Class David Goggins’ life took a tragic turn. Several of his fellow U.S. Navy SEAL(s) were killed in a helicopter crash during a mission in Afghanistan. To honor them, Goggins vowed to raise money for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation, which gives college scholarships and grants to the children of fallen special operations soldiers. Goggins rationalized that to raise money, he would have to do something extreme, something phenomenal— something incredibly painful. He decided to race ultramarathons when he Googled the 10 most difficult feats in the world. First on the list was the Badwater...
  • The disability scam (Why is a top FDNY triathlete and marathoner receiving disability pension?)

    07/07/2010 5:55:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 07/07/2010 | NY Post Editorial
    Retired FDNY Lt. John McLaughlin probably should be paying taxpayers for his remarkable fitness as a top long-distance runner, given his years of strenuous work as a firefighter. Instead, as The Post's Carl Campanile reported yesterday, the 55-year-old "Iron Man" triathlete is collecting an $86,000 disability pension from taxpayers. No wonder New Yorkers are increasingly fed up with public employees, as a fascinating poll last week found. Since retiring in 2001, McLaughlin has run numerous marathons and other races, often finishing near the top -- and first or second in his age group. He's "an incredibly fast runner," a fellow...

    07/06/2010 5:29:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    <p>Retired FDNY Lt. John McLaughlin has literally run off with a fat, tax exempted disability pension - despite being known as "Iron Man" in the Long Island hometown where he regularly trains and competes as a triathlete, The Post has learned.</p>
  • Strongest Dad

    01/18/2007 10:39:31 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 7 replies · 370+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Rick Reilly
    [From Sports Illustrated, By Rick Reilly] I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay For their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots. But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck. Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in Marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a Wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and Pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars--all in the same day. Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back Mountain climbing...