Long distance skateboarding is an amazing sport. I’ve had a blast with it for the past 10 years, and with the advent of titanium bones, I’m hoping I’ll be able to skate ’til I’m 120.
Meet Paul Kent. He don’t need no stinkin’ titanium. And he’ll probably be skating until he’s 140. He’s an elite competitor as well as the owner of an amazing long distance skateboarding world record. He’s one half animal, one half machine, and one half human. Yeah that’s right. Paul Kent is one and a half.
As I write this, Paul is finishing up a 3 day, 180 mile skateboard race called the Chief Ladiga Silver Comet Sk8 Challenge. He is tearing it up. In yesterday’s stage 2, he rode over 57 miles at a pace of 4:06/mile. There are only a handful of people on earth that can ride for 4 minutes at that pace. Paul did it for almost 4 hours. This is seriously amazing stuff. Is there already a superhero whose superpower is ultra-stamina? If not, I vote for skater Paul.