9-Year-Old Girl Crushes 24-Hour Navy SEAL Obstacle Course Race To Fight Bullying

"I don't want things to make life easier. I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable."

Nine-year-old Milla Star Bizzotto just became the youngest contestant to complete the newly inaugurated Battlefrog Xtreme 24-hour obstacle course race in Miami. 
The Battlefrog obstacle course series was developed by former Navy SEALs, including legendary retired SEAL Team Six Chief Warrant Officer Don Mann.

To complete the BFX24, Milla ran 36 miles, swam an eight-kilometer (approximately five-mile) course, and did six laps around a course consisting of 25 obstacles. 

According to CBS Miami, she trained with her dad, Christian Bizzotto, three hours a day, five days a week, for nine months in preparation for the event.
Her motivation? To raise awareness about bullying and inspire others to find their own strength."I don't want people to quit because they don't believe in themselves," she told CBS Miami, "because someone else says that they can believe in themselves."

Just one look at her training videos, posted by her father on his YouTube channel, shows you the kind of uncommon grit that this 53-pound girl has.


"I don't want things to make life easier," she says in the video below. "I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable."

Milla took to training with her dad, an obstacle course racer, as a source of personal empowerment after being bullied in school.

That changed everything for Milla.

"I think the bullying thing has died down without her having to take physical action just because her outlook is so much different now that she knows how to defend herself," her father told CBS Miami.

After running a 15K Battlefrog with her dad last year — a feat she called "easy" — Milla was far from intimidated by the 24-hour challenge.

"When it came time for the next race, she said she wanted to do six laps at BFX," Christian Bizzotto told Mud Run Guide"They told me there was only a 24-hour race. I broke the news to her, thinking she would be crushed."

"Her response was, 'Train me to run for 24 hours.' "

Milla's inspiring fortitude has since gone viral.
This is awesome — what a fantastic alternative to plopping kids down in front of a computer screen and pumping them full of junk food.
If you like this, do 25 push-ups for Milla and share it with your friends.


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