You go, girl!
Nine-year-old Milla Bizzotto trained for nine months, five days a week for three hours a day for a rigorous 24-hour US Navy SEALs obstacle course. She participates in races like this to empower herself and other kids to be active and – more importantly – be kinder to each other.
“I don’t want people to quit because they don’t believe in themselves or because someone else says that they can’t believe in themselves,” Milla told CBS Miami.
Milla was being picked on by classmates when she was in second grade, but when she began taking self-defense and boxing classes, the taunts from other kids stopped fazing her.
On race day, Milla ran 35.9 miles, and completed 26 obstacles. She placed 19th out of all the women, despite being in a race intended for people 18 plus.
She’s my hero!