Dothan native completes 'Death Race' in Vermont
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Ten years ago, Bradley Wells might not have been the ideal candidate for the Death Race in Vermont.
He was about 16 then, and had never ran with a track team or participated in any other school sports.
But Wells said mentors he met in a taekwondo class he started at age 15 encouraged him to do more with his life. He said the 2010 death of one of his instructors, 50-year-old Roy Edward "Chip" George, really hit home.
So Wells participated in the more than 48-hour "Death Race" in Vermont.
The Dothan Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/19QJJl5) that the Death Race includes mud runs, obstacle and trail racing, along with physical and mental challenges.
Wells said only 40 of the 197 racers that started with him finished the race.
Information from: The Dothan Eagle, http://www.dothaneagle.com