Matthew Tommasi from the Born to Kick Arse Podcast introduces you to the most fascinating people on the planet – including world-class athletes, adventurers and authors.
These conversations give you an inside look at their approach, mindset and secrets to success.
What are their motivating factors and where do they draw inspiration from?
What can we learn from their failures, and what are their secrets to success?
Learn the ingredients of greatness that you can apply to your life, so you can take your performance to the next level.
These interviews aim to inspire you to take steps towards reaching your own goals – no matter how big or small.
My goal is simple: to educate, inspire and empower you to discover, unlock and unleash your full human potential.
My name is Matthew Tommasi and I live atop of Tamborine Mountain, in the Gold Coast's (Queensland, Australia) stunning hinterland, with my amazing wife and beautiful daughter.
I'm an ultra-marathon runner and have completed numerous mountain adventures ranging from 50km to 100 miles (160km). Running long distances and has tremendous meaning for me and has had a profound impact on my life.
I'm currently training for my next adventure the inaugural Great Southern Endurance Run, in November 2017.
This event has been designed to be the gem of 100 miler events in the southern hemisphere. The point to point journey is epic, the trails are predominantly single trail and the historical Australian Alps Walking Trail is used for parts of the course.
- Distance: 112 miles / 181 km
- Ascent: 10,058 m
- Descent: 11,338 m
- Start: Mt Buller, Victoria, AU
- Finish: Bright, Victoria, AU
- 48 hour cut off
From the real lows of hitting the wall, to the transcendent clarity of ultra-runner's high and everything in between. I have come to realise that suffering is a vehicle that enables one to overcome adversity and evolve spiritually.
I believe we are all on the same path to realising our dreams – no matter how big or small.
Some are further ahead on the journey and others are a little behind, but every single one of us are Born to Kick Arse.