Army Sergeant Anthony Rico was on a foot patrol in the mountains of Afghanistan. One of his squads were ambushed, and during the ensuing fire fight, while charging up the mountain towards the enemy, he was shot by an enemy sniper. He was pulled out of the line of fire and lay bleeding in the mountains for a few hours until the fight was over. The round entered his hip and exited near his spine. The doctors were surprised that he was able to move his legs, a few centimeters difference and he would “have been in a wheel chair for the rest of my life”. His goal is to complete an Ironman in 2012.