A 9-Year-Old Girl Just Completed a Navy SEAL-Inspired Race for This Reason

Milla Bizzotto is a girl on a mission, and the way she’s doing it is inspiring all of us to be strong.

The 53-pound 9 year old from South Florida just became the youngest person to compete in a U.S. Navy SEAL-inspired race called the Battlefrog race BFX24. The 24-hour race requirements are quite extraordinary, requiring participants to race 36 miles, swim 8 kilometers, and conquer 25 obstacles that include crawling under barbed wire and climbing a 12-foot wall for six laps.

Say what?

As if that's not enough, learning about Bizzotto's journey is even more moving. In an interview she noted that the reason behind her intense training for the race was simple — she was bullied at school.

"People would call me names and say I wasn't a good player," she said. "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."

Milla began training at her father's gym five days a week for three hours a day, all in preparation for the race.

And she was permitted to compete as long as her father was right beside her.

"I'm fearless," she pointed out. "And knowing I'm inspiring people makes me more fearless. It is hard, but that doesn't stop me."

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Photo Credit: Milla Bizzotto/Instagram