We Should All Strive to Be as Tough as This 9-Year-Old
Milla Star Bizzotto just crushed a Navy SEAL-designed obstacle course like it's no big thing.
While some 9-year-olds out there are aspiring to be Snapchat gurus, Milla Star Bizzotto has found her own fame on the Internet — but it has nothing to do with emojis or face-swapping or anything like that. Instead, she just crushed an extreme Navy SEAL-designed obstacle course, one that would probably crush you.
The event was called BattleFrog's 24-hour Xtreme race, and if even the name intimidates you, you're not alone. Milla was actually the only person under the age of 18 to endure the 5-mile run, which also included 25 obstacles — like a 12' rope wall and a muddy wire crawl, AND swimming at night in the dark. Seriously, it's intense.
Milla's dad Chrisian Bizzotto (who owns a gym and specializes in training for these types of events) wasn't even sure she'd be able to get through the whole thing, but she "murdered it," he said. He actually had to do the event in Virginia Beach with his daughter in order for organizers to allow her to participate. Father-daughter bonding at its finest, if you ask us.
It's also worth noting that the event did include youth events (BullFrog Mile, anyone?), but Milla went straight past those and competed with the adults.
Milla is clearly a naturally gifted athlete, but her strength and skills require hard work too. She trained five days a week, three hours a day for the race. And she loves it.
“I don’t want to play video games,” she told the Miami Herald. “I don’t want to Hoverboard. I don’t want to do things to make life easier. I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable. I have one body and it’s all I want and all I love.”
Milla started training about two years ago and said she decided to compete after being bullied at school. “People would call me names and say I wasn’t a good player,” she said. “I didn’t want anyone else to go through what I did. I want to set an example and show other kids that they can do or be anything they want.”
Now, she's hoping to inspire more kids her age (heck, adults too). “I want to inspire a generation,” she said. “I don’t get bullied anymore. I know how to stand up for myself now. And I love what I do. I want to do it forever.”