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