9-year-old girl crushes the Navy's adult obstacle course, is our new hero
Battlefrog 24 is a 24-hour obstacle course designed by the U.S. Navy SEALS and the Seabees. It’s considered one of the most challenging courses in the obstacle race series, and it’s meant for adult humans. But that didn’t deter one incredibly inspiring and ridiculously strong nine-year-old girl from being the youngest person EVER to compete and finish the race.
South Florida native Milla Bizzotto competed in the race to raise awareness against bullying, something she has unfortunately witnessed first hand. Milla dealt with being bullied in school, so she decided to empower herself by training for the hardest obstacle course with her dad and coach Christian Bizzotto.
“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,” Christian told CBS Miami.
Did we mention the race lasts for 24 whole hours? That means most of us slept through around eight of the hours Milla was running 36 miles, swimming an eight kilometer course and tackling six laps of 25 obstacles.
Milla trained for nine months — five days a week and three hours a day — to complete the obstacle course. But this wasn’t her first race — she ran the Spartan race with her dad and grandma last year. So she’s basically a pro.
Congrats to Milla on accomplishing such an huge goal and for being an all around badass!