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Banana Battles Back

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Posted on May 6th, 2008 at 4:24 pm

Editor's Note: Banana George Blair passed away in October 2013 at the age of 98. This video is the only video documenting Banana's final time barefoot water skiing. Our thoughts are with his wife Jo Ann and their family and friends. 

This is a tense tale of determination; a celebration of passion and the human spirit. 93-year-old Banana George Blair, weak from a long battle with pneumonia and in constant pain from six back surgeries, wants to get his bare feet back on the water. Come along for this Growing Bolder exclusive as Banana battles back.

Want more Exclusive Banana? Check this out:
* Meet "Banana" Video
* Hot Chicks and Cool Cars 
* Banana George Slideshow

Total Length: 04:08 Views: 29,507 Comments: 4 Favorited: 1 Rating: 5 Votes: 10


Sports - Extreme
GB Topics - Longevity
GB Topics - Unforgettable Characters
Health - Aging
Sports - Water Sports


banana george blair - extreme - back surgeries - sports - 93-year-old - barefoot waterskiing

Sports - Extreme, GB Topics - Longevity, GB Topics - Unforgettable Characters, Health - Aging, Sports - Water Sports

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  • Posted 11:27am June 30th, 2008
    I am touched moved and inspired!

  • Posted 12:54pm May 9th, 2008
    Dr. Beaman is right. Desire is all it takes. It's time to quit making excuses and just do it.  I love this sight. Thanks Mr. Banana for showing the way.

  • Posted 4:06pm May 8th, 2008
    What one of us can do, all of us can do...and George is only showing what we could all do with the years, the goals, the passions and drive we were born with, he is an example of what we can all be in spirit and how powerful we all can be in every minute we are alive...what are any of us waiting for? Do It.

  • Posted 1:40pm May 8th, 2008
    ~ God bless this man! I hope he gets his chance to keep on doing what he loves most. This was avery interesting story. God bless him.

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