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A self-improvement quest that led to burned feet (New York Times)

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Nearly two dozen attendees were injured Thursday during the fire walk portion of Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within seminar. More than 6,000 people performed the walk over 2,000-degree hot coals for a distance of eight feet. Not everyone who received injuries sought medical attention. Those that did reported second- and third-degree burns, said Capt. Reggie Williams of the San Jose Fire Department. “I won’t say it never happens. But I’ve never heard of anyone having third-degree burns,” said a person connected to the Robbins group who helps facilitate the fire walk. Attendee Jason Cocco said, “The fire walk is not about the fire walk, it’s about taking steps in life, in anything.”