It is no secret that athletes put their bodies through grueling obstacles when in training, and, as it turns, out they even do the same in the name of charity.
Alex Gregory, a five-time World Champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist in rowing, is part of the Polar Row. Polar Row is a rowing expedition focused on exploring the Arctic, collecting environmental data and raising money for charity. What a great guy!
The oh so cool temperatures of the Arctic tends to have a negative effect on the body and Gregory took to Twitter to share a striking image from his trek. And by striking, I mean completely repulsive.
My hands after spending so long in wet gloves.The blisters were never bad on this Polar row, but the wet & damp seeped into the skin… pic.twitter.com/N3Y6s3m4Uh
— Alex Gregory (@AlexGregoryGB) August 30, 2017
Talk about some serious sacrifice! See what Twitter users had to say:
Glad you've still got hands! You look like a white walker from GoT!
— Will Robins (@Will_Robins) August 31, 2017
— Hamish Roots (@lightoverwater) August 30, 2017
My grandpa's hands look better, and he's been dead for 4 years!
— Matthew E Fleming (@GlennsNephew) August 30, 2017