At five/five, Brandon Todd is shorter than any professional basketball player in the last 30 years. But he had a goal to work toward
Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. – 1 Corinthians 9:24
Brandon Todd had no role model. At 5’5″, he’s shorter than any professional basketball player in the last 30 years, and certainly shorter than any who had ever dunked a basketball. But he had a goal to work toward, and this small town Ohio native set his mind on that end. Hours upon hours of trying to get his small frame to a small cylinder ten feet above the ground yielded nothing, and it was upon being inspired by Russian power lifters that Todd realized he had to train to achieve this goal. See how he sought the joy set before him, and the example he wishes to leave, in the video below.
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