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The

Goals
Issue

You don't have to
hang upside down to
do something great.

GO FOR IT

For most people, goals are small: Reduce stress, cook more vegetables,
master a sun salutation. But it can be inspiring to look at some of
humankind's major feats.

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1875

Matthew Webb, 27,
became the first
person to swim the 21
miles across the English
Channel (except, with
the tide, he swam the
equivalent of 39 miles).
He finished in 21 hours
and 45 minutes and
drank brandy(!) on
the way.

1953

Edmund Hillary and
Tenzing Norgay became
the first climbers to
reach the peak of
Mount Everest, 29,029
feet above sea level.

1976

Romania's Nadia
Comaneci scored
the first perfect 10 in
Olympic gymnastics
history in Montreal.
She went on to do it
six more times in that
Olympics and won the
all-around gold.

2014

Dennis Kimetto of
Kenya set the current
record for the fastest
marathon: 2 hours,
2 minutes and 57
seconds. He averaged
almost 13 mph for
26.2 miles.

2017

American Harriette
Thompson, 94, became
the oldest person to
finish a half-marathon
race (13.1 miles).

Motivated to achieve your own ambitions, even if they aren't record-setting? Read on for help.
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