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 a feature writer for ESPN The Magazine. He is also a Writer at Large for Esquire.