A News Health — 10 October 2014

Noah Galloway beat out nearly 1,300 other contestants to appear on the cover of Men’s Health magazine.Double-amputee Noah Galloway will be featured on the cover of the men’s fitness magazine, Men’s Health, this November. He was chosen from over 1300 submissions for the magazine’s “Ultimate Men’s Health Guy” contest.

Noah lost most of his left lower arm and his left leg below the knee, during his second tour in Iraq in 2005, when the Humvee he was driving struck a roadside bomb. 6 days later, he awoke in the hospital on Christmas Day, knowing his life had changed.

Noah initially struggled. “I’d sit at home and drink and smoke and sleep. That’s all I did,” he told Men’s Health.

It wasn’t long before the former athlete recognized that he had to do something.

He began going to the gym in the early morning, in an effort to avoid attention. He’d keep to himself, slowly learning how to adapt to the various exercises and gym equipment to work with his injured arm and a prosthetic leg. He began to notice the change.Metro-Ad

Next he began running. Using a prosthetic running blade, he entered a 5k race, and although he discovered how out-of-shape he was, the path was set. Since then, he has gotten stronger, completing several marathons, multiple obstacle/adventure competitions such as Tough Mudders, Spartan races, and CrossFit events, and has even completed the 58-hour Death Race, according to the article.

Aside from turning his own life around and inspiring others, Galloway is a father of 3, and realizes the importance of paying it forward. He continues to volunteer for several multiple veterans’ charities, including Operation Enduring Warrior, and has has founded The No Excuses Charitable Fund, raising awareness of the organizations that have impacted him positively.

To find out more about Noah Galloway, check out the November issue of Men’s Health.

 

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