Keep doing hard things

Records are impermanent, but that doesn't mean we should stop trying to break them

Updated: August 3, 2009, 3:53 PM ET
By Chris Jones | ESPN The Magazine
Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty ImagesAfter 13 months at sea, Zac Sunderland returned ready for his next challenge.

This article appears in the August 10 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

Chris Jones is the back-page columnist for ESPN The Magazine. He is also a Writer at Large for Esquire. Follow him on Twitter @MySecondEmpire.