Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Most people run a race to see who is fastest. I run a race to see who has the most guts. ~ Steve Prefontaine

So you think you are physically fit?

No matter what you do... run a mile or maybe even a marathon, do 100, 200, or 500 sit-ups, 500 pull-ups, do an hour in the gym on the elliptical...I don't care what it is that you do to keep in shape, it will NEVER match Tori Boggs, the 12-year-old national record holder for the one-minute single rope speed and 3-minute single rope speed jump. Tori's record for the one-minute speed record is an amazing 359 jumps.

We watched JUMP! the other night on HBO. I was floored, amazed and dazzled by Tori Boggs.

In this video, Tori competes in a 30-second single rope speed jump competition and jumps the rope 151 times...that's over 5 times per second! I'm not lyin'. Watch the video for yourself.

30 sec speed

Not only does this little girl set records, she does it with a slight disability. She has exercise-induced asthma.

I don't know about you, but I can't even move my feet that fast, let alone jump a rope! I am officially a wimp!

But, if you think you can match Tori's skills, please send me the video. But, I won't hold my breath... just sayin'

1 comment:

runningaudio said...

Wow! That was impressive. I had no idea legs could move that fast. Great post!