On August 23, 1962, the first-born, Dean Karnazes, was born into a working-class Greek family. A year later, Craig was born, and after three – Peri. For fourteen years, the family lived in Inglewood, a suburb of Los Angeles. The child’s running addiction appeared in early childhood. Passing into the third grade, he began to participate in short-distance competitions. Getting older, the boy more and more liked to test himself for endurance and unrestrainedly drawn to travel. At the age of eleven, he went through the entire Grand Canyon and climbed Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Related States. And when the future marathoner turned 12, he covered 65 km in one day on a bicycle. Continue reading
People who have risen to riches, but do not consider themselves as such, always admire. David Goggins is one such prince. Runner, founder of a charity event, motivational speaker and writer.
David was born on February 17, 1975. On his own initiative, he applied to the Air Force. Prior to this, having failed the ASVAB test twice, but later he was taken to the Air Force tactical control detachment. After serving there for some time, he left this special unit to transfer to the Fur Seals squad. However, he weighed a little more than 135 kg, they certainly would not have been taken. After 3 months, he lost weight to 86 kg. After three attempts to join, he was accepted in 2001. There he was sent to fight in Iraq, after he fought in Afghanistan. In 2004, the Army assigned him the name “The Most Valiant Man.” When a helicopter crashed during Operation Red Wings in 2005, only he survived from the whole team. After that, he finally left the troops. However, he could not forget about his team, David decided to go running, thus transferring money to the charity “Organization of Special Operation Troops”. Continue reading
American marathon swimmer, writer, public figure. Born in New York in 1949. Parents, William Snead, stockbroker, mother of Lucy Winslow Curtis.
Diana was only three years old when her parents divorced, and her mother married a Greek, Aristotle named Nyad. The mother’s new husband adopted the girl by registering his name, Nyad, and transported them to Florida in Fort Lauderdale.
In this city, starting from the 7th grade, Diana began to seriously engage in swimming, showing decent results for her age. In 1960, she was enrolled in a private school of the Olympic reserve, where her coach was the Olympic swimming champion, Jack Nelson. Diana’s swimming results have progressed. She won three Florida state championships. Continue reading
Keala Kennelly was born on August 13, 1978 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The future legend of female surfing professionally engaged in this sport at the age of 17 years. Soon Keala took part in the World Series. Her performance was magnificent, which allowed her to take an honorable 2nd place in the global standings of the “WQS Tour”.
As it turned out, Keala Kennelly did not take the prize by chance, because in the future she was awaited by a series of tournaments in the series at which she showed amazing results and finally made herself known. In 2000, Keala crushed her rivals at the Gallaz Women’s Pro Championship, which was held in Tahiti in the small village of Teahupoo. She won another victory in the same Teahupoo in 2002 and 2003, when she took part in subsequent championships. Continue reading
Uli Shtek, the future legend of conquering the peaks, the Swiss Machine and the owner of two Golden Ice Axes, was born on October 4, 1977 in Switzerland in Langnau im Emmental. He was fond of hockey and skiing as a child. He became interested in mountaineering as a 12-year-old boy. In adolescence, he trained at climbing gyms. At the age of 18, having gained good physical and psychological shape, he already went through some of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Alps.
Despite his youth, Uli Shtek conquered difficult peaks one after another. By the age of 25, he already had an impressive and respectful track record. In 1998, a young mountaineer single-handedly reached the summit of Mengch on Heston’s lobby. In 2001, the Pointe-Walker of the Grand Joras Massif obeyed him. In addition, this route was extreme and extremely difficult. In the same year, along with Uli Buler, the athlete first climbed Pumori – the peak in the Himalayas in the Mahalangur-Himal mountain range. The route was a little less than one and a half kilometers. About a year later, in 2002, together with Sean Easton, the Swiss Car made its own route to Alaska to Dickey, which was called Blood from Stone. Continue reading