This Guy’s Marathon Completion Is So Incredible—It’ll Give Your Life Whole New Perspective
Chris Koch is a motivational speaker and he is about to compete in his fourth marathon. Oh, and he was also born without arms and legs. That never stopped him, however. In fact, it motivated him.
“If anything, it has given me the excuse to want to do more, and accomplish more and push myself,” he said, Fox 59 reported.
He was raised like a normal kid, he said, trying sports like baseball and skiing. He’s since also done bungee jumping and on Sunday, March 11, will compete in the Modesto Marathon.
He’s able to complete the 26-mile race on a skateboard, pushing himself with a partially-formed foot on his right thigh.
Koch works as a motivational speaker, talking to people about overcoming life’s obstacles by changing their mindset.
“Often times, the biggest obstacle we have in life is the six inches of space between the ears. We can convince ourselves we’re capable of anything and we can convince ourselves that we’re absolutely worthless, useless and can’t do anything,” Koch said. “My bad days have nothing to do with the fact that I’m missing arms and legs. It’s easy to blame it on that, but really, it’s up here [in the mind].”
Koch completed last year’s Modesto Marathon in four hours and 27 minutes, slashing four minutes off his personal record.