Crazed Olympian meets crazed monkeys
June 19, 2003 8:00 PM Subscribe
US Olympic track and field athelete Gabe Jennings
set out for Brazil from Arizona in order to learn the martial art of Capoeira
to train for the 2004 Olympics. Riding on a ten speed bike older than himself through Central and South America, Jennings was robbed nine times, got hit by a truck, was attacked by monkeys, and contracted hepatitis from eating off of the streets. Read this journal of his travels
and marvel at the 3600 mile trip taken by a man who hadn't ridden more than 50 miles previously.
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