All eyes are on the U.S. women’s national team as they prepare to go nose-to-nose with the Netherlands on Sunday. While the bulk of the attention has been on Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan (and rightfully so), there’s another side to these athletes that makes the world brighter than any World Cup gold medal.
Kim Constantinesco in stunt school I have a Master’s degree, but my return to school as a 33-year-old wasn’t to chase a Ph.D. In my re-entry to so-called academia, I didn’t even crack a book open. The extent of my reading came in the form of reviewing consent waivers that outlined how I couldn’t take legal action against anyone who set me on fire or threw me off of scaffolding.
Photo courtesy of Chris Ring Photo courtesy of Chris RingBy Kim ConstantinescoFor former Navy SEAL Chris Ring, home is where the water is. And for six months last year, Ring did indeed live in the water. The 29-year-old hopped in Lake Itasca, the source of the Mississippi River, and swam all 2,552 miles of it to become the first American to ever swim our country’s second-longest river. The test of endurance was more than just a personal quest to conquer, however.
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