When I was 9, I'm pretty sure that Animaniacs and Tetris on Game Boy were my two main interests. But, times have changed for the young, if this 9-year-old is any indication.
Miami, Florida resident Milla Star Bizzotto has achieved in her childhood what many haven't in their adult lives -- she's completed a Navy SEALs-designed obstacle course called the BattleFrog 24-hour race.
Competitors in this literal all-day-long race can look forward to a 36 mile run, over five miles of swimming, and 25 different obstacles including a 12 foot rope climb, 12 foot ladder wall, and the "Jerry Can Carry," where participants lug two full jugs of water down a predetermined path.
Participants are usually limited to those 18 and older, but organizers made a special exception for Milla -- all her dad Christian Bizzotto had to do was accompany her. She also had to buy extra equipment to make sure she was as safe as one could be during her day-long test of endurance, which she raised via a GoFundMe page.
Milla was also trained by her father Christian, who just so happens to own a gym called Focus Movement Academy, in Miami. Milla would do her homework in the mornings and train for three hours after school. #Dedication
As to why Bizzotto started her journey to become the most badass little girl this side of the Mississippi, the answer lies in some not-so-nice classmates.
“People would call me names and say I wasn’t a good player,” Bizzotto told the Miami Herald. “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.”
"I want to inspire a generation," said Bizzotto. "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."
Watch a video highlighting Bizzotto's training below.
To read the full interview with Milla Star Bizzotto, check out the Miami Herald.