Paying a heavy price.
Hope it was worth it for him.
You live more in 5 minutes on a bike like this going flat out than some people live in their lifetime.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
― Theodore Roosevelt
In the 1970s, Gabe Mirkin reported that more than half of the top runners whom he polled, would accept the following proposal: "If I could give you a pill that would make you an Olympic champion and also kill you in a year, would you take it?". This surprising result prompted Bob Goldman to ask world-class athletes in combat and power sports a similar question: "If I had a magic drug that was so fantastic that if you took it once you would win every competition you would enter from the Olympic Decathlon to the Mr Universe, for the next five years but it had one minor drawback, it would kill you five years after you took it, would you still take the drug?" He also found that more than half said they would take it. This result was consistent in his findings over a period from 1982 to 1995.cited in
Because of the shocking implications they held around doping in sport, Mirkin's and Goldman's results were widely reported, but also criticized.
I had this in the back of my mind when I wrote that post:
There's adifference between stupidity and determination
sorry woody, I don't think any bb is an alpha male. ron coleman is merely an alpha bb.
don't get me wrong, I think bb training is best way to get stronger and condition for sport, but I don't think bb's rank high in the world of real sport beyond those who love looking good.
that is my opinion.
Coleman is most definately an alpha male,the guy was superhuman.