Bullying affects kids worldwide with around 160,000 children missing school every day due to the fear of attack or intimidation by other students. 

Battling this menace is never easy, yet one 9-year-old athlete stood up to the challenge, heroically! 

After being teased and bullied by her peers, Florida-resident Milla Bizzotto decided to hit the gym to shape her body and boost her confidence & self esteem. 

“I don’t want to play video games, I don’t want to Hoverboard. I don’t want to do things to make life easier. I want to be comfortable being uncomfortable. I have one body and it’s all I want and all I love”, she said.

9-year old Milla trained for an obstacle course that’s so hard that it’s actually meant for Navy SEALs

The obstacle course called the BattleFrog 24-hour race includes a 36-mile tun, a five-mile (eight kilometer) swim and 25 different obstacles. 

Not only did Milla become the youngest to ever compete in this arduous task, she became the youngest to successfully complete this extreme test of strengths!

Despite her young age, she was able to compete in the race as long as her father stayed by her side. She and her father, Christian Bizzotto, have competed together in many other events. 

“I want to inspire a generation,” said Milla, in an interview with Miami Herald. “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.”

More power to you, girl!