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Sailor Flips 250lb Tire 13 Miles for Wounded Veterans

Published: 2015-01-18
Author: Michael McCastle | Contact: Michael McCastle - 702-366-6253

Synopsis: Michael McCastle recently succeeds in flipping 250 pound tire for 13 miles to raise awareness of Wounded Warrior Project.

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In an astonishing accomplishment, Whidbey Island sailor and strength & endurance athlete Michael McCastle recently succeeded in flipping a 250-pound tire for 13 miles to raise awareness of the Wounded Warrior Project.

The feat, which is pending world record recognition, is also likely to have set a world tire flipping record.


Incredible strength, willpower and self-discipline all focused on raising awareness of a great cause.

That's the story of Whidbey Island sailor Michael McCastle, who recently accomplished the superhuman feat of flipping a 250-pound tire a full 13 miles in an effort to draw attention to the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity that provides vital support to wounded veterans. Despite all odds, and in very unfavorable weather conditions, McCastle broke through his physical and mental limitations, drew a tremendous amount of local attention to the charity and more than likely set a world record in the process.

Michael McCastle flipping tire
Michael McCastle flipping tire

"I'm nobody special," commented McCastle, a Petty Officer in the Navy based out of Whidbey Island.

"I'm just a guy who likes to tackle challenges and I refuse to quit. I'm driven by that. It energizes me. The fact that my efforts go towards a good cause that people can benefit from gives me purpose, a sense of accomplishment and it makes sense of the pain associated with these events."

The event took place on December 20th, 2014, with McCastle starting the contest at 4:30 a.m. and finishing at 3 p.m. after the sailor flipped the tire the span of a 500-foot paved street 137 times lasting ten and a half hours.

McCastle has previously risen over $10,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project in a public attempt to break the World Record of 'Most Pull-ups Completed in a 24 hour Period'. McCastle completed 3,202 repetitions, just short of the record set by Navy SEAL David Goggins, before requiring hospitalization for severe muscle breakdown. It took Goggins 3 attempts to break the record.

His next challenge is just as, if not more, impressive.

According to the sailor, he has already set his next superhuman performance goal - to climb a 20ft rope for the height of Mt. Everest, a full 29,029 feet, to raise awareness for Parkinson's Disease, a cause that hits home deeply since his own father, who passed away one day prior to the tire flipping event, suffered from its effects. His training has already begun in earnest only weeks after the tire flipping challenge.

His work has certainly not gone unnoticed and is attracting support and interest both locally and across the country.

Emily G., a fitness writer from Boston, recently said,

"Michael McCastle is an inspiration. His story shows what happens when dedicated training, mental toughness and laser like focus all come together. More people need to know about what he's been pushing his body to do in the name of great causes. It reveals that when you don't accept limitations almost anything is possible."

For more information visit McCastle's Twitter, or his Facebook, to stay tuned to his progress.

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