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

Real Men of BAMFness: Ed Whitlock

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

Real Women of BAMFness: Angel King

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

Real Men of BAMFness: Sam Felsenfeld

"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