Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Given the right set of genes, gene expression, diet, exercise, and willpower a human being is remarkably adaptable. You could, perhaps . . .

Run a mile in 3:43.13.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hicham_El_Guerrouj

Do a standing high jump of 1.9 meters (6 feet 2 inches).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_high_jump

Do a running high jump of 8 feet ½ inch.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_jump

Do a standing long jump of 3.71 metres (12 feet 2 inches).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standing_long_jump

Do a running long jump of 8.95 meters (29 feet 4 inches).
Note: “Some jumps over 8.95 meters have been officially recorded (8.99 meters by Mike Powell himself, 8.96 meters by Ivan Pedroso), but were not validated since there was either no reliable wind speed measurement available, or because wind speed exceeded 2.0 m/s.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_jump

Do a continuous run of 11,799 miles. “Parsons averaged 72.4 kilometers (44.9 miles) a day until he broke the record and wore out a dozen pairs of running shoes during the marathon run.”
http://www.coolrunning.com.au/news/2000n024.shtml

Pull a 948 lb deadlift.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZOlFo0Q1U

Bench press 1010 lbs.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bench_press

Swim as fast as 5.1mph.
http://hypertextbook.com/facts/2000/NoahKalkstein.shtml

Swim a long, long way.
“There are two ways at looking at this record but they were both set by the same person . . . Slovenian Martin Strel. In 2001 Martin Strel swam 504 KM or 312 miles down the Danube river. He covered the distance in 84 hours 10 minutes of nonstop swimming. In 2002 Martin Strel swam the Mississippi river, a total of 3,885 KM or 2,360 miles. He covered the distance in 68 days.”
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long178.html

Memorize 22,514 digits of pi.
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long418.html

Survive without air for 8 minutes and 6 seconds.
http://www.deeperblue.net/article.php/108/22

Go 264 hours (11 days) without sleep.
http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/long15.html

Survive without water for 18 days.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_skills

Go without food for 382 days.
http://www.uwsp.edu/cnr/cwes/PreandPosts/Pond%20Study%20pre%20and%20post.pdf