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I am Team MERRELL

Name: Greg McHale
Nickname: Gregger
Home town:  Whitehorse, Yukon
Sports: Adventure racing, Ultrarunning, Hunting

How I got into adventure racing:
Every day is an adventure race in the Yukon

What the outdoors means to me:
It provides a reprieve from the business of day to day life

5 tips for getting into my sport:

 1.Increase your pain tolerance

 2. Train hard

 3. Do it with friends
 
4. Purchase quality equipment

 5. Have a positive attitude

My greatest accomplishment to date is: surviving the Yukon Arctic Ultra

When I was little I wanted to grow up to be:


o A Teacher
o A Fire Fighter
o A Professional athlete
o A Super Hero
o Other: a policeman

 

Most amazing place I’ve ever competed at was: Utah

The best advice I would give fellow athletes is: suck it up when it gets tough.

My favorite thing to do after a long race/challenge is:

o Celebrate with friends and teammates
o Eat and drink to replenish my body
o Rest and relax
o Move onto the next thing… I never really stop 
o Other: Hunt

 

What keeps me going when a competition gets tough is: the knowledge that the feeling of quitting will last much longer than the current pain I am experiencing

The one movie I’ve seen a million times and still love to watch is: K-2

One of my success secrets/tips is: if I told you that it wouldn’t be a secret any more.


My favorite competitive activity is:
Running
o Biking
o Swimming
o Rowing
o Can’t choose just one… I love them all!
o Other: ____________ 

Best training food is: chocolate milk

Life’s too short to: sweat the small stuff 
 
If I could only wear one pair of Merrells for the rest of my life, I’d wear: Seismics

 

 

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11/8/2011
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