Adventure Team Challenge: Eagle, CO

What an amazing weekend at the Adventure Team Challenge in Eagle Colorado.The event gives disabled veterans and civilians a way to challenge themselves not only as individuals, but as small teams. World Team Sports (www.worldteamsports.org) is a great organization that puts together events that would be very challenging for people even if they had not suffered severe injuries. The event which is held in Colorado each year includes 10 teams of five athletes. Each team includes abled bodied and disabled athletes. The adventure race lasts three days and includes biking, running, rafting and repelling and a lot of land navigation. Not only is the longest day over 25 miles, but it is all done at elevations above 8,000 ft. I think the man featured in the photograph below sums it up the best:

"Strength is not staying on your feet; it's what you do after you fall" - U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and Adventure Team Challenge Competitor Rusty Brooks

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