The daredevil staring down middle age

Discussion in 'Sports' started by dealmaker, Jan 5, 2020.

  1. dealmaker


    The daredevil staring down middle age:As one of the world’s most accomplished athletes, Will Gadd has a pretty sweet gig. He dreams up adventures, pitches them to one of his sponsors, and then gets on a plane. He’s held world records and titles in rock climbing, paragliding, and kayaking. In 2015, he became the first person to ice climb Niagara Falls. Oh, and he’s 52, which is considered ancient by elite-athlete standards. Here’s the mindset he uses to compete against athletes more than half his age.(The Walrus)

    “Showing up is the easy part. He’s already drawn a mental map of all the ways there are to die.”