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14 Animals That Are Better Athletes Than You

You may think you've got what it takes. You may think you train hard. But there's always someone out there pushing harder, working longer, and digging deeper than you. Can you keep up?

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5. Byron's in the zone when he plays tetherball. Every time. / Via

You take frequent breaks to check your text messages. Psh. Byron doesn't even have a data plan that includes text messaging. Plus, he calls people. He doesn't text.

10. Frankie and Dottie are the toughest wrestlers on the scene right now. / Via

They're the ones you always see sweating buckets when you are just showing up to the gym. To them, "second place" is synonymous with "last place."

13. Chuck's breaststroke will be studied for years to come. / Via

How did he obtain such disciplined control over his form? Practice. Sacrifice. Dedication. Kinda makes you want to hit the pool a little earlier tomorrow, right? Well, It should.

So what do all of these animals have in common? They all represent someone you know...and maybe even despise.

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Your biggest competitor. Your natural-born rival. That's TJ -- the one that's always been one step ahead of you -- working harder. Running faster. Jumping higher. The word "quit" isn't in TJ's vocabulary.

But it's not too late to get the best of TJ this summer. Go to and gear up for greatness. Make TJ work for it.