Landon Donovan, 28-year-old captain of the L.A. Galaxy soccer team.
In the waning moments of a do-or-die game against Algeria in the 2010 World Cup, Donovan drilled home the winning goal.
"I've always been activeoutdoors, on the beach, playing..."
The soccer star practices a grueling fitness routine that includes exercising at 80 to 90 percent of his maximum heart rate. "The advantage comes in the tenth minute, I'm sprinting and making another guy chase me," says Donovan. "By the end of the game, he's worn down."
When it comes to proving yourself, Donovan says, "You only get so many chances."
"To play World Cup in Brazil would be awesome. That's 100 percent my goal right now."