…good luck girl
A 9-year-old Miami girl is running in extreme races that would crush most men and women twice her age.
Four-foot, 53-pound third grader Milla Bizzotto finished a 24-hour obstacle course race designed by former Navy SEALs after working out under her fitness trainer father
Now, she’s getting ready for more head-spinning feats in her inspiring personal fight against the bullying she said drove her to become a super athlete.
“I don’t want to play Minecraft. I don’t want a hoverboard. I don’t want things to make life easier,” Milla said in a YouTube video of her training. “I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable. I have one body and it is all I want and love.”
Bizzotto helped start a local gym called the Fitness Movement Academy, where Milla began to train with him in June after some of her classmates told her she wasn’t good at sports. She finished a BattleFrog 15K race in November and a Spartan Sprint race the following month.
“I do racing to inspire kids that they have a special side of them and to get them off the couch,” .
She trains for three hours every weekday and gets regular medical advice from a sports medicine doctor. She’s about to take on an invitation-only paddle board and running event in Miami called the Athlete Race and another Spartan Race in Hawaii later in the summer.
Milla posted a thank-you note Tuesday to GoFundMe supporters who donated over $1,700 toward her shoes, hydration pack and other equipment. She told the Herald she’s ready for the next challenge.
“I want to inspire a generation,” Milla said. “I don’t get bullied anymore. I know how to stand up for myself now. And I love what I do. I want to do it forever.”