Real Men of BAMFness: Simon Buckden

Simon Buckden is a UK Military Veteran who served in the British Army for 12 years and was Medically Discharged in 2001 with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder relating to his Service in War. He is running 100 Marathons in 100 consecutive weeks, finishing in January 2013, in an effort to raise money and awareness for "Help … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Simon Buckden

Real Men of BAMFness: Sgt. Jeremy Soles (Part Deux)

Sgt. Soles is pretty much the definition of the word BAMF. I was honored to share his story the first time here: http://blog.rappstar.com/2010/11/real-men-of-bamfness-sgt-jeremy-soles.html. But some BAMFs just keep getting even more badass, and Sgt. Soles is one of them. Not content to simply go run marathons in a gas mask, Sgt. Soles decided to do a … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Sgt. Jeremy Soles (Part Deux)

Real Men of BAMFness: Simon Wheatcroft

That 26.2-mile distance just sticks in your head as some sort of finite distance. It's the distance most people talk about. Inevitably, the talk eventually leads to how tough it is to run that distance. The constant reinforcement of this idea made breaking that milestone a strange one. As soon as I would fatigue slightly, … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Simon Wheatcroft

Real Men of BAMFness: Damian Lopez Alfonso

With only the tips of his elbows touching his bicycle’s upturned handlebars, Damian Lopez Alfonso pedaled along the Hudson River bike path on a cool March day. His balancing act elicited stares from disbelieving pedestrians and curious double-takes from fellow cyclists.Because not only does Mr. Alfonso ride his bike without forearms, lost in a devastating … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Damian Lopez Alfonso