Terry Fox: The Man Who Ran 143 Consecutive Marathons…On One Leg

Terry Fox
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In 1976, an 18-year-old was involved in a car accident. He got into a rear-end collision with a truck that completely wrecked his own car. Surprisingly, the young man got out of the accident without injuries.

He only had a sore knee, which he thought was from the collision. But the pain didn’t go away. He was an active basketball player in school and assumed the pain was caused by too much stress.

But after the basketball season ended, the pain was still there, and he decided to visit a doctor. Four months after his accident, he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma, a type of bone cancer that often starts in the knee and spreads quickly. The doctors immediately realized that his best chance of survival was to amputate his leg, followed by chemotherapy.

On 9 March 1977, five days after his diagnosis, doctors amputated his right leg 15 cm above the knee.

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All Strength Comes From Repetition

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The biggest mistake you can make is to ignore the basics in your profession. This is true no matter what you do, where you live, or who you are.

When you ignore the foundation of what makes you a good person, athlete, friend, entrepreneur, student, etc., you will never be consistent.

That’s the biggest lessons I’ve learned from studying athletes. People who play professional sports are under constant pressure to perform.

Take Daniel Cormier, the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and former Olympic wrestler. The 38-year-old champion has an impressive career until now. He won multiple gold medals as a wrestler. And in MMA, he has won 20 of his 22 fights in total. He’s considered as one of the best.

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How To Improve Your Mindset, Build Strength, And Make A Living Doing What You Love

Strong
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What’s your definition of a good life? Ask 100 different people, and you’ll probably get 100 different answers.

However, there are also a few universal pieces to a good life. Take happiness and health. We all want it. That’s why we collectively spend billions of dollars a year on gym memberships, supplements, training programs, gear, you name it.

I’m not surprised. Health is everything. Mahatma Gandhi famously said:

“It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”

To me, health is not only a physical thing. Your mental health is more important than your body because it’s easy to get injured or sick. It can happen to all of us. But as long as your brain functions, you’re still in control of your life.

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