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"Get Back To Reality" Challenge
born: November 22, 1960
occupation: fitness writer/trainer, coach,
photos: with epic challenger patrick neuman,
above. if those guys look blurry, it's only because their
brains are out of focus. below, 43 routes used to be no
He Make It?
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events over 43 hours ending midnight on Nov 22nd
$4,300 for The Concern Foundation
$4,300 for The Friends Of Joshua Tree
I'll double all contributions myself if anyone can keep up
with me during my entire challenge
sport climbing routes
Lift 43 tons
in the gym (86,000lbs)
pull-ups/bar dips or hanging straight-leg raises
bike 43 kilometers (26.6 miles)
Road bike 43
miles (in under 34 minutes)
kilometers 3.4 times (8 miles)
Surf 2 hours
43 minute (catch at least 4 X 3 waves)
2 minutes and 43 seconds
miles in a kayak
game of 2 on 2 beach volleyball
poses for 43 seconds
strikes (from regulation 60’6”)
Make 43 free
throws shooting better than 75% (3/4)
rocks for Tuco
43 games of
roshambo (winning 4 to 3 losses)
balls for 40 seconds
43-second massages for support team
Maybe cut out a few things and get back to reality....."
- Bob Banks
you are, but "Superman" you're not!
...looking forward to the after party though"
- Jeff Brown
Minister has spoken! Yes I know Birthday Challenge is not
Birthday Pretty Hard, but neither is it Birthday Suicide."
- Brian Edwards (yes, my brother!)
of that?! Ha, Ha, Ha--no way--Ha, Ha..."
- Andrea Pesce
agree that they don't call it "Birthday Pretty Hard"
but there's definitely an optimum goal which is (in my
opinion) about 10% more than you can actually do..."
- Phil Requist
of this is but a distraction leading up to the obvious main
event. Any other act of physical endurance is child's
play next to a plate of 4.3 Kingpin fritters." -
43 random acts of kindness
Hand out 43
dog treats to dogs other than Tuco
Make a list
of 43 movies that every person should see and give it to
those 43 friends at Manny’s
Kingpin apple fritters
gang, we are talking about Stainless here (cue: theme music to
I did 40 routes in 8 hours without too much difficulty on my
He'll float it in 6, with enough support.
Travel time looks to be in two chunks, one for
one for watersports. So give up five hours of travel,
and he's still got 6
My money is on the challenger."
- Kenji Haroutunian