Sporting Heroes – February

Paul Walker surf

I was watching a film last night which made me remember that I wanted to dedicate this month’s sporting heroes to someone who you might not necessarily associate with this challenge, but hear me out here.

On 1 December last year, Paul Walker died tragically in a car accident. For most people he will be remembered for the Fast & Furious films which, lets be fair, are pretty damn entertaining, and Paul holds his own well against some seriously big guys like Vin & The Rock.

Personally I have always been a fan of Paul’s, both from a movie and training point of view. I have read loads of articles about how he was a huge fan of outdoor fitness – mountain biking, surfing, scuba, etc (for example – and I am pretty sure he would have been a fan of the Chile Challenge!

Unfortunately, baring a bit of diving in Into the Blue, you did not often get to see this side of him on screen, so I am looking forward to the release of  one of his last film Brick Mansions, a remake of the fantastic French District 13, to see him get to do some real running on screen.

So whilst it is a real shame Paul will not be about to see the film released, it will hopefully be a fitting send off for a fantastic fitness hero.


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