"She's balls-to-the-wall," says Maj. Blain Reeves of the Army's 101st Airborne Division. When he isn't training soldiers, Reeves coaches the Bunnies. "Danelle has more stamina, mentally and physically, than a lot of guys I've seen come through here. Like her nickname on the website says [www.danellefolta.com], she's the General."
These days the General is frustrated. She still can't run or snowboard on account of the skin graft, which has resulted in another, small trauma. "I used to be able to brag that I'd never had plastic surgery," says Folta.
That answers a question a reporter had lacked the nerve to ask. In adventure racing, as in other important areas, Folta is a natural.
The next SI ADVENTURE will appear in the Feb. 17 issue.