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There were many tougher people throughout humanity. The ones in the link are from the modern age who history happens to remember.

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Anyone of the (3) Stooges as those cats were ALWAYS taken a beating...

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Of course I read the article, lean red about some guys I had never heard of before.

How about adding Frank Dux to the list?

And Gi3, who else would you add?

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Of course I read the article, lean red about some guys I had never heard of before.

How about adding Frank Dux to the list?

And Gi3, who else would you add?
This topic is so broad that you cant actually rate the contenders. But I'd definitely include explorers like Robert Falcon Scott, astronauts like Glen or Armstrong for going into the abyss with extreme challenges and almost no margin of error. Then there are special forces like the 2nd Force Reconnaissance Company.

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My criteria is simple...Any 10 recipiants of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tough is not measured in brute strength or the ability to win fights with strength and size. It's inside...an attitude, a way of thinking. That's the way I see it, anyway.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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Escaped the Siberian Gulag prison and walked over 6,500 km (4,000 mi) south, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas and finally reached British India in the winter of 1942.

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Sławomir Rawicz

Escaped the Siberian Gulag prison and walked over 6,500 km (4,000 mi) south, through the Gobi Desert, Tibet, and the Himalayas and finally reached British India in the winter of 1942.
Now that's one bad ass surviving mofo.

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Now that's one bad ass surviving mofo.
They made a movie last year based on his story starring Ed Harris and Colin Ferrell


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A question, I see............Blessed with an unbelievable talent and ability to ride motorcycles very fast?...Yes!................Tough?...Not even close!

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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i duuunno , i remember those ads on tv sliding a v-max like a flattracker, and he did ride the tz750 flattracker, i'd think you would have to be tough to hang onto that thing
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Obviously you define tough very differently than I do..............I raced flat track...The V-Max trick was actually pretty easy and likely alot of fun...any experienced flat tracker could have done it... and the TZ 750 in the Champion frame at Indy was mostly a big dose of desparation, a little bravado and a dash of dumb.
If you ever actually encountered Kenny when he had all his flunkies around him you'd understand why I say........Tough?...Not even close!
That said...I still admire him as a great and talented rider and one of the best road racers ever.
I guess I don't think of any motorcycle racers as tough unless you mean in terms of being tough to pass or tough to beat into the first turn but about the only racer I was ever around who was truly tough was Bart Markel.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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legendary and tough

Jack Le'laine and for being able to take a beating Tex Cobb and Chuck WEbner those other guys are known because they achieved a title more to being tough than that. ACHIEVERS LyLe Alzada had the biggest heart in helping sick kids,Franco Columbo,I would also say Joe Lewis we might be Natzi's if it wasn't for him
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Who is the guy on clsb that got his head run over by a semi? Had that happen and still rides. Ranks pretty high in my book.

And some of the extreme explorer.

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What the fuck does it take to get nominated????
Sorry Gus, those just mean you enjoy abuse.


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The definition of toughness must be pretty wide here. Bruce Lee? Well some of the items that they list are impressive but what did he ever endure? What did he have to tough out other than some hard self inflicted workouts? Ali? Well at least he finished that fight where he got his jaw broken in the second round and hung in there until the end.
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