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A Soldiers Race

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DeltaElite, Mar 11, 2003.

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  1. DeltaElite

    DeltaElite Member

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    Wow, what a man. What a set of brass ones he has.
    I heard he used a gun in Vietnam, now this thread is firearms related. ;)

    Legless Marathoner Still Running LA Marathon

    POSTED: 8:10 a.m. EST March 6, 2003

    LOS ANGELES -- For most runners, the race began and ended Sunday.

    But Bob Wieland is still running the Los Angeles Marathon -- on his hands.

    The Vietnam veteran lost his legs in the war, but he's determined to finish the 26.2-mile race.

    Wieland swings along on his hands, lifting the weight of his body with his arms.

    He began the race Saturday, passed the 100-hour mark Wednesday afternoon and still had more than 10 miles to go. He should reach the finish line in another two or three days.

    Wieland is no stranger to beating the odds. He spent more than three years crossing the United States on his hands. He went from Southern California to Washington, D.C., finishing at the Vietnam War Memorial, in front of the name of the medic who lost his life while running to help Wieland.

    Wielands Race
     
  2. HABU

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    I saw him on the news the other night. IIRC, it took him a week to finish.:what:
     
  3. VaughnT

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    I wish I was half the man he is. Tee-totally incredible. Will power. Perseverence. Guts. You just can't describe a person like this.:cool:
     
  4. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Salute! :)
     
  5. Phyphor

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    Good god, a true credit to America.

    I wish I was 1/10th the man he is!
     
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    Not to go off topic, but I keep seeing "IIRC". Could some one please kindly fill me in?
     
  7. enichols

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    S_O_Laban:
    IIRC: If I Recall Correctly
     
  8. S_O_Laban

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    A big "thanks", that one has had me puzzled for quite a while.

    :) :)
     
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    Oh, and back on topic:
    That man is truly incredible. I wish I had that kind of heart and perseverance.
     
  11. Marko Kloos

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    Inspiring, but still off-topic.
     
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