Just a few months after being told his limits, he out did them and set higher standards.
"In general I'm racing against myself," said Goding.
When you think of competitive athletes, someone like Eagle River's Jack Godding probably isn't the first thing to come to mind.
That mind set will be your disadvantage if you're ever up against Jack in a race.
"It's a personal goal, personal goal," said Gooding.
Jack's been competing in races most of his life and started kayaking just six years ago. Not even back surgery could slow him down.
"First [the doctor] said I wouldn't be able to kayak for almost a year," said Godding.
Just a few months later he was cruising through the waters.
"I'd like to see how many younger ones I can out do ," said Godding.