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Friday, March 25, 2011
"The Man Who Wouldn't Die" by Michael Paterniti - GQ
This is a profile of former Greco-Roman wrestler turned The Biggest Loser contestant Rulon Gardner. Dude's hard to kill:
"Olympic hero Rulon Gardner has fallen off trucks, tumbled off tractors, and gotten stuck in a baler. He has been impaled on an arrow, broken his neck, and gashed his knee clean to the bone. He has survived several catastrophic high-speed accidents, endured a frostbitten night in subzero temperatures, and most recently, swam away (barely) from a plane crash in Lake Powell. In between, he pulled off one of the great upsets in sports history and became an American legend. Meet Rulon Gardner, the luckiest man on earth."