I’m Jen Bergman, a professional runner, a first-time blogger and full-time employee at FlipBelt here to bring you the honest truth about my journey to reach my full potential as a marathoner. Reach my full potential? What does that mean? Hopefully for me it means becoming an Olympian after I compete in the 2020 Marathon Olympic Trials. I realize the stats for becoming an Olympic Athlete are 0.000001%. You have one shot every 4 years to be the very best in your country and then hopefully the world. Luckily this is my second shot. My very first Marathon was the 2016 Olympic Trials where I finish..
Our need for speed, adrenaline and new experiences is pushing the wide world of sports to increasingly extreme levels. Videos of extreme downhill skateboarding and street luge starting making a splash online a few years ago, but that’s just a small part of the list of extreme activities. The X Games don’t hold a candle to these top extreme sports found around the world. Paraskiing As if jumping out of a helicopter to go skiing (heli-skiing) wasn’t extreme enough, there are some thrill seekers who combine skiing and flying even more. Paraskiing is a combination of skiing (or snowboa..
There was a time when running a marathon or competing in an Ironman Triathlon was extreme enough. Not anymore! In the never-ending quest to go farther and be better a new crop of extreme endurance races has hit the scene. They may sound crazy, and they’re definitely grueling, but you’ll probably want to try them! (Just be sure you train first!) Great Wall Marathon Forget 26.2 miles, the Great Wall Marathon challenges participants to tackle 5,164 steps. By comparison, the Empire State Building Run-Up boasts only 1,576 stairs. This run has a full marathon, half-marathon and fun 5K optio..
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