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Martina Navratilova is a remarkable athlete and an even better person. There is quite literally nothing she cannot accomplish when she sets her mind to it.

She has won 59 Grand Slam tennis titles and defeated breast cancer, and just 25 days before she sets off to climb the highest freestanding mountain in the world she climbed up 55 flights of stairs in the second tallest building in New York without even breaking a sweat.

I should know...I was about a dozen steps behind her, chugging my bottled water and looking up in awe, trying not to think about the fact that my legs had turned to jelly and that I still had 11 flights left to go.

Navratilova, quite possibly the greatest female tennis player that ever lived, is putting the finishing touches to her preparations to lead a team of 28 people to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro in December to raise money for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.

The Foundation celebrates the universal power of sport to bring people together as a force for good and uses the passion that spo...

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