Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has rappelled into a bull-riding event, crawled through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entered a burning building with firefighters during his first few months in office.

The 43-year-old Republican revels in the physical feats, posting videos on Facebook and using the workouts to help stay fit while keeping a demanding schedule.

Some Missouri voters say it’s cool to have such an active governor while others aren’t impressed with his efforts to project a macho image.

The new governor told The Associated Press after climbing a rock wall to promote a new veterans initiative that he wants Missouri residents to know he’s having fun while trying to improve life in the state.