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)
I saw someone (I forgot who; I think it was a re-tweet) post the most appropriate sentiment I can imagine on twitter, "If Peyton Manning crashed into a barb wire fence, came back, and finished the game, you'd never hear the end of it." I agree. On stage 9 of this year's TdF, Johnny Hoogerland … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Johnny Hoogerland
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
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
From the LetsRun.com The Week That Was In Running: "I didn't want to know symptoms and side effects. I didn't want to mentally create reactions. I didn't want to imagine negative outcomes. The mind is a strong healing factor, if you make it one. ... I'm sure the doctors thought I was crazy at the … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Shawn Swartz
Happy Memorial Day from the Challenged Athletes Foundation. Thanks for the awesome video about Sgt. Anthony Smith from John Gefrom. Inspiring doesn't even begin to describe him.AS, you are a BAMF.
3:25:40. That's the new marathon world record. It's almost fifteen minutes faster than the previous world record. FIFTEEN. And it was set at the 2011 Rotterdam Marathon. There was a 1mil USD bonus for setting a new world record. But Ed Whitlock didn't get to collect for his performance. If you are wondering what happened … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Ed Whitlock
That's a 7.8 inch section of the wooden track. It's through his leg. And he finished the race. That's all you need to know.© 2011 Herald OnlineAA, you are a BAMF.
Elite triathlete Angel King has been dominating the Florida endurance circuit lately. She was the ninth woman overall at Florida’s Tradition Triathlon in October and won her age group at September’s Escape to Miami sprint triathlon. If she blew by you at the Jacksonville Bank marathon on her way to a 3:31 Boston-qualifying finish on … Continue reading Real Women of BAMFness: Angel King
"Operation Jack will be an attempt by Sam Felsenfeld to race at least one marathon a week in 2010 (61 total for the year) to generate attention that will raise funds and nationwide awareness for Train 4 Autism, an organization that works tirelessly to raise money for Autism charities." - OperationJack.org.Running a marathon-a-week (well, at … Continue reading Real Men of BAMFness: Sam Felsenfeld