Overcoming obstacles and friendship is what Ambridge Alumni Marlon Kittell and Jim Manly decided to use to push themselves to complete the 2014 Tough Mudder challenge.
Father of five and an Ambridge resident, Kittrell decided take on the challenge when Manly broke his arm a couple years ago.
"People were treating him like an invalid. He wanted to prove to them and himself that he was still as strong as ever" Kittrell said about Manly . " He's one of my best friends, So if he's in I'm in. Bridger for life!"
Manly said, "when I broke my arm in 2011 it was pretty bad. It almost got amputated, lots of nerve damage, couldn't move my hand. "
" I had several surgeries, a year and a half of therapy, and they were never sure what would all come back. "
Manly decided, "I was going to work as hard as possible to get it as close to normal as I could, then once I was getting better, I wanted to find things that I could challenge myself with to prove, mainly to myself, that this wasn't something that was going to limit me going forward."
This is the second challenge the two have teamed up to do. Last year they had four people and this year only three.
Manly shared that "they don't time you because they stress this particular event being about teamwork, overcoming mental and physical things you think you couldn't do."
Kittrell said that anybody could do this race.
A portion of the proceeds benefit Wounded Warrior Project.
Are you tough enough to do the Tough Mudder? Kittrell has already signed up for the 2015 challenge. Learn more by visiting ToughMudder.com
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