Brittany Charboneau is the first to win all four races in the so-called ‘Dopey Challenge.’
On paper, no doubt Brittany Charboneau is a serious runner.
The Denver-based professional runner sometimes logs 100-mile training weeks and once competed in hopes of going to the Olympics.
But in Orlando, she was all fun as she made history recently.
Charboneau, 33, was the first person to sweep all the races — the 5K, 10K, half marathon and the crown jewel, the 26.2-mile marathon — at Walt Disney World this month. It was the first time anyone has ever won the entire race series in runDisney’s 29-year history. She won the Dopey Challenge, the nickname given to anyone who runs the 48.6 miles over the four days.
“Completing runDisney’s popular but grueling Dopey Challenge is an amazing feat. But Charboneau took it one step further,” according to a runDisney press release.
And Charboneau did it while racing in Disney costumes. In one race, she crossed the finish line dressed as Elsa from “Frozen.” In another, her hair was spray painted black-and-white as the villain Cruella de Vil from “101 Dalmations.”
What got Charboneau to Orlando had been a freak injury.
This fall, Charboneau was in the final training workouts before the Boston Marathon when a Siberian Husky off leash ran into her, leaving her with a concussion and a back injury.
Charboneau competed in the Boston Marathon, still feeling injured. “My body was like, ‘Nope. Not having it,’” she said. She quit at Mile 18.
After that, Charboneau and her coach brainstormed what was next. She didn’t want her hard training to go to waste.
That’s how Charboneau signed up for the Dopey Challenge, which once seemed so “absurd.”
Her goal wasn’t to win them all. “I just wanted to have fun,” Charboneau said. “I wanted to do something different.”
She practiced running on tired legs. She also reminded herself to hold back, to save her legs for the final, toughest race: the marathon.
As the lead runner, she didn’t take herself too seriously at the Disney races. She waved at the costumed Timone character from “Lion King” on the course. Her blistering pace didn’t stop her from getting excited to see Woody and Forky from the “Toy Story” series cheering her on.
“I was like, ‘I don’t want to do all these races and not remember the fun, everything I love about Disney.’ So I made it a point to collect these different moments throughout each race. And then after the races, I would come home and journal about what I remembered,” Charboneau said.
Four Disney races meant four 3 a.m. wake up calls — worse for Charboneau used to Mountain Standard Time.
Professional runners get tired legs too. It wasn’t always magical even though she ran by a castle and princesses. She felt the doubt and exhaustion in the later miles, lagging in second place for most of the marathon.
Around Mile 16, “it started to get really hard… I was starting to get down like, ‘I don’t know if I’m going to be able to win. I’ve come this far. …Right as I was in this negative mindset, we started to come into the Animal Kingdom and ‘Hakuna Matata’ was playing,” Charboneau said.
“Hakuna Matata, ain’t no passing craze. It means no worries for the rest of your days. It’s our problem-free philosophy.”
The song was the mantra she needed.
With the sun coming up, Charboneau crossed the marathon finish line first.
There was no special trophy for winning the Dopey Challenge, Charboneau said.
“They didn’t really have anything prepared because they were like, ‘We don’t know what to do,’” Charboneau explained.
But the next day, Disney took her on a VIP tour of the four theme parks and she celebrated with a Mickey ice cream bar. “That was the coolest thing,” Charboneau said.
Elizabeth Warren Thinks Biden Can Save His Imploding Presidency By Cancelling Student Loan Debt (VIDEO)
Biden’s presidency is falling apart but Elizabeth Warren thinks she sees a way for him to save himself.
According to Warren, all Biden has to do is issue an executive order cancelling federal student loan debt.
She apparently doesn’t believe taxpayers have been squeezed enough yet.
Warrn made the comments on CBS News.
The Daily Wire reports:
“All the polls are very, very bad, right?” Dokoupil continued. ” I mean, the — Gallup had a poll that showed a preference nationally for Republicans at a five-point margin over Democrats. You started with the insurrection and a nine-point advantage. In the fourth quarter, it was a five-point margin for Republicans. So something is not right here. Something that you think could change the game for President Biden is with the stroke of a pen he could cancel student loan debt federally,”
“Yes,” Warren agreed.
“Why do you think that would make such a difference?”…
“It would affect about 43 million Americans. And keep in mind, for the people who are dealing with student loan debt, about 40% of them do not have college diplomas. These are people who did what we want them to do as Americans. They tried. But they had babies, they were working three jobs, they moved and they didn’t make it, so now they’re dealing with student loan debt on what a high school grad makes,” she said.
Watch the video below:
Elizabeth Warren has HYSTERICAL MELTDOWN when asked about supporting Joe Biden in 2024
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 18, 2022
Why stop at student loans? What about car loans?
How about people who took out car loans they couldn’t afford because “they did what we wanted them to do as Americans. They tried. But, they had babies, they moved…”
Should their car loans also be forgiven and passed on to tax payers?
— Thomas Harpointner ♞ (@TomHarpointner) January 19, 2022
Warren is crazy. People who paid off their student loans would be furious.
Cross posted from American Lookout.
Parents Outraged Over Photo of Teacher Taping Mask to Child’s Face
Parents in the North Penn School District expressed outrage after a photo emerged showing a teacher forcibly taping a mask to a child’s face.
The school district confirmed that the incident happened after the photo went viral.
“Pro-mask or anti-mask, I hope we can all agree that taping masks to children’s faces crosses the LINE,” said a Facebook post by North Penn Stronger Together. “This was not a joke for the child or the parents.”
The district issued a swift apology, but refused to divulge the identity of the teacher in question.
The photo “taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff,” says the statement.
“After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context,” the statement read. “We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred.”
Parents are demanding that the district take immediate disciplinary action against the teacher.
“State authorities have no right to require masks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled the governor’s school mask mandate, but some school districts were authorized to keep the mandate,” reports Sputnik.
This is by no means an isolated incident.
As we highlighted last October, teachers at a Colorado Springs middle school forced children to tape masks to their face in what was described as an act of “child abuse.”
THREAD: Forcing kids to tape masks to their faces is CHILD ABUSE. It’s happening in my backyard in Colorado Springs, according to one family. I spoke this morning with Stephanie M., mother of Rylee, a 6th grader at Chinook Trail Middle School in District 20, pictured here.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 18, 2021
Children are also routinely forced to sit outside in the freezing cold for ‘snack and mask’ breaks.
Experts have warned that forcing children to wear face masks impairs learning and cognitive development.
As we previously highlighted, a study found that mean IQ scores of young children born during the pandemic have tumbled by as much as 22 points while verbal, motor and cognitive performance have all suffered as a result of lockdown and mask mandates.
A UK government investigation found that the evidence for the efficacy of face masks stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools is “not conclusive.”
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Former White House Physician Demands Biden Take Cognitive Test After Weird Presser Breakdown
The former White House physician Ronny Jackson reacted to Joe Biden displaying more brain freeze during his second press conference in office Wednesday, demanding that the president immediately undergo a cognitive test.
Biden essentially ignored a question from a reporter about why so many Americans believe he is in cognitive decline, replying “I have no idea.”
Just minutes after that Biden displayed more bizarre brain freeze and painful loss of his train of thought.
That display prompted Jackson, the former physician for presidents Obama and Trump, to take to social media:
Jackson has repeatedly called for Biden to undergo an exam following regular concerning displays.
The doctor recently asserted that that the reason Biden has avoided cognitive exams is because he would have “failed miserably,” and his team “didn’t do it because they know, if they do it, you don’t ask questions that you don’t want the answers to.”
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