May 9, 2008

Bannana George is Old, Barefooty

Got an email into CRB HQ this morning from a gentleman from GB Media Group, which is something called "Growing Bolder" a website/organization about people getting older and still kicking ass, basically.

Anyways, the crux of the deal was about Banana George being 93 years old, 93!!!, and trying to go our and barefoot, given his recent health troubles it is a pretty awesome endeavor.

Barely Able to Walk, 93-year-old Banana George Attempts Water Skiing Record

Orlando, Fla. (May 8, 2008) It was a rough winter for Banana George Blair, the most famous water skier in history. The oldest-ever barefoot skier ever battled a severe case of pneumonia that left him bedridden and weak. But the 93-year-old wasn’t ready to give up the sport he loved. “All of life is up and down, he said. “I don‘t wait for the next thing. I make the next thing happen.”

Barely able to walk, and in nearly constant pain from six back surgeries and a broken neck, George leaned on his friends for help to the boat, for another record-breaking attempt. His good friend Lane Bowers agreed to drive the boat, “I’ve had every one of his doctors and family members call me and tell me this is not a good idea but this is what he lives to do so I’m just trying to help him do what he wants to do most,” Bryant said. “I’m gonna keep him as safe as I can and we’re gonna take him out there.”

What happened next is a testimony to the human spirit and the power of belief. With only enough strength for one attempt, George got his bare feet on the water to become the oldest person in history to attempt to barefoot water ski. Did he break his own record by actually standing up and barefoot skiing? Judge for yourself at

The Banana George video can be seen at

Its a neat video, so, watch it above or go here.

Thats nothing!! I got out of bed this morning and walked all the way to the bathroom to take a shower before going to work. CHECK MATE MR. BANANA MAN!!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous6:29 PM

    Thats a huge digger that he took! but its amazing to see him week after week out on the water. What a network of support too from his friends! Gordie and Lane are really there for him!


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