Born to Kick Arse – Motivation, Inspiration, Mindset, Performance http://borntokickarse.com Matthew Tommasi from the Born to Kick Arse Podcast introduces you to the most fascinating people on the planet - including world-class athletes & adventurers Wed, 06 Sep 2017 08:38:19 +0000 en-AU hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.2 Matthew Tommasi from the Born to Kick Arse Podcast introduces you to the most fascinating people on the planet - including world-class athletes, adventurers, authors and entrepreneurs. <br /> <br /> These conversations give you an inside look at their approach, mindset and secrets to success. <br /> <br /> 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?<br /> <br /> Learn the ingredients of greatness that you can apply to your life, so you can take your performance to the next level.<br /> <br /> These interviews aim to inspire you to take steps towards reaching your own goals – no matter how big or small.<br /> <br /> My goal is simple: to educate, inspire, motivate and empower you to discover, unlock and unleash your full human potential. <br /> <br /> Welcome aboard. Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance clean Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance matthewtommasi@gmail.com matthewtommasi@gmail.com (Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance) 2017 All Rights Reserved Introducing you to the most fascinating people on the planet Born to Kick Arse – Motivation, Inspiration, Mindset, Performance http://borntokickarse.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/iTunes-logo-v3.png http://borntokickarse.com matthewtommasi@gmail.com TV-G Tamborine Mountain, Queensland Weekly #65: Ed Stafford – Walking the Entire Amazon River http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ed-stafford-walking-the-entire-amazon-river/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 11:58:48 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1944 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ed-stafford-walking-the-entire-amazon-river/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ed-stafford-walking-the-entire-amazon-river/feed/ 0 Ed Stafford was European Adventurer of the Year in 2011 and holds the Guinness World Record for walking 4,000 miles along the entire length of the Amazon River. Ed Stafford was European Adventurer of the Year in 2011 and holds the Guinness World Record for walking 4,000 miles along the entire length of the Amazon River from source to sea.

Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey and engaged followers all over the world for two and a half years.

Ed is also the star of a number of survival-based, documentary TV series on the Discovery Channel, including,

  • Walking the Amazon
  • Marooned with Ed Stafford
  • Ed Stafford: Into The Unknown



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Ed Stafford was European Adventurer of the Year in 2011 and holds the Guinness World Record for walking 4,000 miles along the entire length of the Amazon River.
Ed Stafford was European Adventurer of the Year in 2011 and holds the Guinness World Record for walking 4,000 miles along the entire length of the Amazon River from source to sea.

Ed filmed and blogged his deadly journey and engaged followers all over the world for two and a half years.

Ed is also the star of a number of survival-based, documentary TV series on the Discovery Channel, including,

* Walking the Amazon
* Marooned with Ed Stafford
* Ed Stafford: Into The Unknown



Links mentioned in this episode:

* Ed Stafford (website)
* Walking the Amazon
* Facebook

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#64: Yossi Ghinsberg – Lost and Alone for 3 Weeks Deep in the Amazon Jungle http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/yossi-ghinsberg-lost-in-the-amazon-jungle/ Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:22:05 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1922 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/yossi-ghinsberg-lost-in-the-amazon-jungle/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/yossi-ghinsberg-lost-in-the-amazon-jungle/feed/ 0 Yossi Ghinsberg ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure. After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost, deep in the Amazon jungle. Yossi was faced with tremendous hardships including almost drowning in white-water rapids and going over waterfalls, starvation, hallucinations, coming face-to-face with a Jaguar at night, being enveloped by tens of thousands of fire ants, flooding, being trapped torso-deep in a swamp and sleep deprivation. Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli-Australian adventurer, musician, tech entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

In 1981, Yossi ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure.

After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost, deep in Amazon.

Yossi was faced with tremendous hardships including almost drowning in white-water rapids and going over waterfalls, starvation, hallucinations, multiple full-body wounds, trench foot, coming face-to-face with a Jaguar at night, being enveloped by tens of thousands of fire ants, flooding, being trapped torso-deep in a swamp, sleep deprivation.. all of which happened during the heaviest torrential rain season in a decade.

Yossi’s famous story has now been made into a feature film called Jungle, which will be released in 2017 – starring Daniel Radcliffe, from Harry Potter fame.

Yossi goes into detail around his extraordinary experience and chance rescue, and has since gained enlightened wisdom.

Yossi’s book Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon is available as an audio-book from Audible, or hard-copy from Amazon.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Yossi Ghinsberg ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure. After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost,
Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli-Australian adventurer, musician, tech entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.

In 1981, Yossi ventured into the remote and unchartered Bolivian Amazon jungle with three other backpackers, in search of adventure.

After a series of events and accidents, Yossi was separated from the others and spent 3 weeks alone and lost, deep in Amazon.

Yossi was faced with tremendous hardships including almost drowning in white-water rapids and going over waterfalls, starvation, hallucinations, multiple full-body wounds, trench foot, coming face-to-face with a Jaguar at night, being enveloped by tens of thousands of fire ants, flooding, being trapped torso-deep in a swamp, sleep deprivation.. all of which happened during the heaviest torrential rain season in a decade.

Yossi's famous story has now been made into a feature film called Jungle, which will be released in 2017 - starring Daniel Radcliffe, from Harry Potter fame.

Yossi goes into detail around his extraordinary experience and chance rescue, and has since gained enlightened wisdom.

Yossi's book Jungle: A Harrowing True Story of Survival in the Amazon is available as an audio-book from Audible, or hard-copy from Amazon.



Links mentioned in this episode:

* Ghinsberg (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Youtube

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#63: Peter Thompson – 44 Marathons across 44 European Countries in 44 Days http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/peter-thompson-44-marathons-44-days-44-eu-countries/ Sun, 04 Jun 2017 00:33:32 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1875 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/peter-thompson-44-marathons-44-days-44-eu-countries/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/peter-thompson-44-marathons-44-days-44-eu-countries/feed/ 0 Peter Thompson from the UK completed a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance by running 44 marathons, across 44 European countries, in 44 back-to-back days. Peter Thompson from the UK completed a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance by running 44 marathons, across 44 European countries, in 44 back-to-back days.

Starting in St Petersberg, Russia and snaking his way across Europe, Peter’s 44th consecutive marathon finished in Dublin, Ireland.

In this episode Peter talks about what it was like and shares some of his experiences along the way.

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Peter Thompson from the UK completed a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance by running 44 marathons, across 44 European countries, in 44 back-to-back days.
Peter Thompson from the UK completed a gruelling test of physical and mental endurance by running 44 marathons, across 44 European countries, in 44 back-to-back days.

Starting in St Petersberg, Russia and snaking his way across Europe, Peter's 44th consecutive marathon finished in Dublin, Ireland.

In this episode Peter talks about what it was like and shares some of his experiences along the way.

Links mentions in this episode:

* Marathons for the Mind
* Twitter
* Instagram
* Facebook

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#62: Herbert Nitsch – The Deepest Man on Earth – World Freediving Champion and 33 x World Record Holder http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/herbert-nitsch-the-deepest-man-on-earth/ Wed, 03 May 2017 20:24:56 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1849 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/herbert-nitsch-the-deepest-man-on-earth/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/herbert-nitsch-the-deepest-man-on-earth/feed/ 0 Herbert Nitsch is the current freediving world record holder and “the Deepest Man on Earth”, setting the world record of 253.2m (2012) in the No Limit sled-discipline. Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 mins and has set 33 world records. Herbert Nitsch is the greatest freediver of all time, current freediving world record holder and “Deepest Man on Earth”.

Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 minutes and has set a total of 33 world records, across all of the 8 recognised freediving disciplines.

On June 6th, 2012, Herbert dove to a world record 253.2 m (830.8 ft), in the No-Limits sled-dive discipline.

On the ascent, at 80m, Herbert temporarily fell asleep due to nitrogen narcosis and consequently missed the critical one-minute underwater decompression stop. Upon surfacing Herbert was alert and asked for a mask to immediately return underwater to re-compress on pure oxygen – but it was too late..

While decompressing underwater, Herbert felt the onset of severe decompression sickness, which would eventually result in multiple brain-strokes.

Herbert arrived comatose at hospital and his future did not look good. With a prognosis of remaining a “wheelchair-bound care-dependent patient”, he dismissed himself from long-term facilitated care, and took his healing into his own hands.

Today, against all odds, Herbert is fit, training and deep-freediving again.

“Each time I think I’ve reached a limit there’s a door.. it opens.. and the limit is gone.”

Links mentioned in this episode:

All photos are copyrighted:

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Herbert Nitsch is the current freediving world record holder and “the Deepest Man on Earth”, setting the world record of 253.2m (2012) in the No Limit sled-discipline. Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 mins and has set 33 world records.
Herbert Nitsch is the greatest freediver of all time, current freediving world record holder and “Deepest Man on Earth”.

Herbert can hold his breath for more than 9 minutes and has set a total of 33 world records, across all of the 8 recognised freediving disciplines.

On June 6th, 2012, Herbert dove to a world record 253.2 m (830.8 ft), in the No-Limits sled-dive discipline.

On the ascent, at 80m, Herbert temporarily fell asleep due to nitrogen narcosis and consequently missed the critical one-minute underwater decompression stop. Upon surfacing Herbert was alert and asked for a mask to immediately return underwater to re-compress on pure oxygen - but it was too late..

While decompressing underwater, Herbert felt the onset of severe decompression sickness, which would eventually result in multiple brain-strokes.

Herbert arrived comatose at hospital and his future did not look good. With a prognosis of remaining a "wheelchair-bound care-dependent patient", he dismissed himself from long-term facilitated care, and took his healing into his own hands.

Today, against all odds, Herbert is fit, training and deep-freediving again.
"Each time I think I've reached a limit there's a door.. it opens.. and the limit is gone."


Links mentioned in this episode:

* Herbert Nitsch (websaite)
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

All photos are copyrighted:

* HN = © herbertnitsch.com
* HNPS = © Herbert Nitsch & Phil Simha

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#61: Epic Bill Bradley – Grand Canyon 7 x Rim-to-Rim Crossings, Double Badwater and the Joy of Suffering http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/epic-bill-bradley-grand-canyon-7-rim-to-rim-crossings-double-badwater-joy-of-suffering/ Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:25:30 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1833 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/epic-bill-bradley-grand-canyon-7-rim-to-rim-crossings-double-badwater-joy-of-suffering/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/epic-bill-bradley-grand-canyon-7-rim-to-rim-crossings-double-badwater-joy-of-suffering/feed/ 0 Epic Bill Bradley was the successful owner of 17 video & gaming rental stores, that eventually went bankrupt in 2005. Soon after, Bill began to regain his identity by pushing himself further and further in extreme endurance events including 7 Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim crossings (World Record) and a Double Badwater. Bill Bradley was a successful millionaire owner of 17 video and gaming rental stores, that eventually went bankrupt in 2005.

That loss, coupled with a devastating divorce saw Bill lose everything he had, plummeting to the lowest point in his life.

Soon after, Bill began to regain his identity by pushing himself further and further in extreme endurance events including,

  • 7 Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim crossings (World Record) – 167 miles and 42,000+ feet of climbing
  • Triple Ironman
  • 3,000 mile Race Across America
  • Furnace Creek 508 mile bike race through Death Valley
  • Susitna 100 – a 100-mile run across the frozen Alaskan tundra while pulling a 40-pound sled filled with survival gear
  • 292 mile Double Badwater

Bill’s trademark motto “Show Up and Suffer” allows him to conquer fear and discover new realms of human potential. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Epic Bill Bradley was the successful owner of 17 video & gaming rental stores, that eventually went bankrupt in 2005. Soon after, Bill began to regain his identity by pushing himself further and further in extreme endurance events including 7 Grand Can...
Bill Bradley was a successful millionaire owner of 17 video and gaming rental stores, that eventually went bankrupt in 2005.

That loss, coupled with a devastating divorce saw Bill lose everything he had, plummeting to the lowest point in his life.

Soon after, Bill began to regain his identity by pushing himself further and further in extreme endurance events including,

* 7 Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim crossings (World Record) - 167 miles and 42,000+ feet of climbing
* Triple Ironman
* 3,000 mile Race Across America
* Furnace Creek 508 mile bike race through Death Valley
* Susitna 100 - a 100-mile run across the frozen Alaskan tundra while pulling a 40-pound sled filled with survival gear
* 292 mile Double Badwater

Bill's trademark motto "Show Up and Suffer" allows him to conquer fear and discover new realms of human potential. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Epic Bill Bradley (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter
* YouTube

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#60: Helena Merten – Confronting Fear, in a Handstand, at the Edge of a Cliff http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/helena-merten-confronting-fear-in-a-handstand-at-the-edge-of-a-cliff/ Sat, 08 Apr 2017 21:56:37 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1826 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/helena-merten-confronting-fear-in-a-handstand-at-the-edge-of-a-cliff/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/helena-merten-confronting-fear-in-a-handstand-at-the-edge-of-a-cliff/feed/ 0 Helena Merten is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull World Series and travels the world jumping off cliffs, bridges and monuments - regularly up to 25 meters high. Helena provides some insight into the mindset required to compete at the highest level in diving, and what it takes to confront and overcome fear.. at the edge of an 80 foot cliff. Helena Merten is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull World Series and travels the world jumping off cliffs, bridges and monuments – regularly up to 25 meters high.

Cliff diving is one of the most technical and dangerous sports in the world.

Helena provides some insight into the mindset required to compete at the highest level in diving, and what it takes to confront and overcome fear.. at the edge of an 80 foot cliff.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Helena Merten is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull World Series and travels the world jumping off cliffs, bridges and monuments - regularly up to 25 meters high. Helena provides some insight into the mindset required to compete at the highest ...
Helena Merten is a professional cliff diver in the Red Bull World Series and travels the world jumping off cliffs, bridges and monuments - regularly up to 25 meters high.

Cliff diving is one of the most technical and dangerous sports in the world.

Helena provides some insight into the mindset required to compete at the highest level in diving, and what it takes to confront and overcome fear.. at the edge of an 80 foot cliff.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Facebook
* Instagram
* Red Bull Cliff Diving
* Photo credit - Red Bull Content Pool

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#59: Mimi Anderson – Double Badwater, Double Spartathlon, Double Comrades and Multiple World Record Holder http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mimi-anderson-double-badwater-double-spartathlon-double-comrades-and-multiple-world-record-holder/ Sun, 02 Apr 2017 02:51:02 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1813 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mimi-anderson-double-badwater-double-spartathlon-double-comrades-and-multiple-world-record-holder/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mimi-anderson-double-badwater-double-spartathlon-double-comrades-and-multiple-world-record-holder/feed/ 0 Mimi Anderson is one of the toughest athletes on the face of the planet who has set multiple World Records, is the first female to have ever completed a double-Comrades and double-Spartahlon, and is the female course record holder for the double-Badwater. Mimi Anderson is one of the toughest athletes on the face of the planet who has set World Records for the fastest run from the top to bottom of both Great Britain and Ireland.

Mimi is the first female to have ever completed a double-Comrades, as well as double-Spartahlon – which is a grueling 153 miles each way, from Athens to Sparta.

In 2011, Mimi also completed a double-Badwater.

This infamous ultramarathon is run in the middle of summer where temperatures have reached as high as 135F / 57C. Mimi is the double-crossing female course record holder, covering 146 miles each way from Badwater in Death Valley, to the summit of Mt Whitney.

In this episode Mimi shares what it was like to suffer from anorexia for 15 years, and gives an insight into the mindset of someone who has transcended limitations.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Mimi Anderson is one of the toughest athletes on the face of the planet who has set multiple World Records, is the first female to have ever completed a double-Comrades and double-Spartahlon, and is the female course record holder for the double-Badwater.
Mimi Anderson is one of the toughest athletes on the face of the planet who has set World Records for the fastest run from the top to bottom of both Great Britain and Ireland.

Mimi is the first female to have ever completed a double-Comrades, as well as double-Spartahlon - which is a grueling 153 miles each way, from Athens to Sparta.

In 2011, Mimi also completed a double-Badwater.

This infamous ultramarathon is run in the middle of summer where temperatures have reached as high as 135F / 57C. Mimi is the double-crossing female course record holder, covering 146 miles each way from Badwater in Death Valley, to the summit of Mt Whitney.

In this episode Mimi shares what it was like to suffer from anorexia for 15 years, and gives an insight into the mindset of someone who has transcended limitations.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Marvellous Mimi (website)
* Twitter
* Facebook

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#58: John McAvoy – Former Convicted Armed Robber with a Double Life Sentence, to Indoor Rowing World Record Holder and Free Man http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-mcavoy-former-convicted-armed-robber-to-indoor-rowing-world-record-holder/ Sun, 26 Mar 2017 00:10:05 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1766 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-mcavoy-former-convicted-armed-robber-to-indoor-rowing-world-record-holder/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-mcavoy-former-convicted-armed-robber-to-indoor-rowing-world-record-holder/feed/ 0 John McAvoy was born into one of the most infamous criminal families in the United Kingdom. He is a former convicted armed-robber who was sentenced to a double-life term. Inside prison he went on to smash numerous British and World Indoor Rowing records. John McAvoy was born into one of the most infamous criminal families in the United Kingdom.

His uncle Micky McAvoy was the ring-leader in London’s 1983 Brinks-Mat heist, which saw a record £26 million worth of gold bullion, diamonds and cash stolen from a warehouse (today approximately £500 million).

From the age of 8, John was schooled in the criminal arts by his step-Dad and close-knit circle of family and friends – all of whom where notorious gangsters and king-pins of the criminal underworld.

In 2005, John was caught plotting to rob an armoured security van and was given an almost unheard of ­double-life sentence, due to his criminal associates and risk of escape. John was thrown into maximum security prison alongside Islamic terrorist Abu Hamza, the London Underground bombers and mass murderers.

Inside prison, John turned to circuit training and  indoor rowing as a means to mentally escape from confinement – eventually going on to smash numerous British and World Indoor Rowing Records.

After a decade in prison, John eventually became a free man and is inching closer to his dream of becoming a professional Ironman triathlete.

John McAvoy ‘s incredible story has been turned into a book called Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman.

He now visits universities and schools, preaching against a life of crime.

Book mentioned in this episode:

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview..

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John McAvoy was born into one of the most infamous criminal families in the United Kingdom. He is a former convicted armed-robber who was sentenced to a double-life term. Inside prison he went on to smash numerous British and World Indoor Rowing records.
John McAvoy was born into one of the most infamous criminal families in the United Kingdom.

His uncle Micky McAvoy was the ring-leader in London's 1983 Brinks-Mat heist, which saw a record £26 million worth of gold bullion, diamonds and cash stolen from a warehouse (today approximately £500 million).

From the age of 8, John was schooled in the criminal arts by his step-Dad and close-knit circle of family and friends - all of whom where notorious gangsters and king-pins of the criminal underworld.

In 2005, John was caught plotting to rob an armoured security van and was given an almost unheard of ­double-life sentence, due to his criminal associates and risk of escape. John was thrown into maximum security prison alongside Islamic terrorist Abu Hamza, the London Underground bombers and mass murderers.

Inside prison, John turned to circuit training and  indoor rowing as a means to mentally escape from confinement - eventually going on to smash numerous British and World Indoor Rowing Records.

After a decade in prison, John eventually became a free man and is inching closer to his dream of becoming a professional Ironman triathlete.

John McAvoy 's incredible story has been turned into a book called Redemption: From Iron Bars to Ironman.

He now visits universities and schools, preaching against a life of crime.

Book mentioned in this episode:

Links mentioned in this episode:

* The Real McAvoy
* Twitter

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#57: Gavin Sandford – The First Person in History to Run a Double (Back-to-Back) Marathon de Sables http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavin-sandford-the-first-person-in-history-to-run-a-double-back-to-back-marathon-de-sables/ Sat, 18 Mar 2017 22:46:20 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1765 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavin-sandford-the-first-person-in-history-to-run-a-double-back-to-back-marathon-de-sables/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavin-sandford-the-first-person-in-history-to-run-a-double-back-to-back-marathon-de-sables/feed/ 0 Gavin Sandford is an ex-soldier who founded an initiative called "I Can and I Will" to bring awareness to the urgent need for people to join the ’Bone Marrow’ and ‘Stem Cell’ registers - by doing extreme endurance events globally and raising money for charity. Gavin is the first person in history to run a Double "Back-to-Back" Marathon de Sables - one of the toughest ultramarathons in the world. Gavin Sandford is an ex-soldier who now works as an Anaesthetic Practitioner in Operating Theatres.

In both careers Gavin became inspired by how people deal with their sufferings, especially the sick children he worked with in hospital.

Gavin founded an initiative called “I Can and I Will” to bring awareness to the urgent need for people to join the ’Bone Marrow’ and ‘Stem Cell’ registers – by doing extreme endurance events globally and raising money for charity.

In 2015, Gavin ran 45 marathons in 45 days across the entire length of Great Britain whilst pushing a 50kg oak barrel in a wheelchair.

In 2016, Gavin became the first person in history to run a Double “Back-to-Back” Marathon de Sables – one of the toughest ultramarathons in the world.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Gavin Sandford is an ex-soldier who founded an initiative called "I Can and I Will" to bring awareness to the urgent need for people to join the ’Bone Marrow’ and ‘Stem Cell’ registers - by doing extreme endurance events globally and raising money for ...
Gavin Sandford is an ex-soldier who now works as an Anaesthetic Practitioner in Operating Theatres.

In both careers Gavin became inspired by how people deal with their sufferings, especially the sick children he worked with in hospital.

Gavin founded an initiative called "I Can and I Will" to bring awareness to the urgent need for people to join the ’Bone Marrow’ and ‘Stem Cell’ registers - by doing extreme endurance events globally and raising money for charity.

In 2015, Gavin ran 45 marathons in 45 days across the entire length of Great Britain whilst pushing a 50kg oak barrel in a wheelchair.

In 2016, Gavin became the first person in history to run a Double "Back-to-Back" Marathon de Sables - one of the toughest ultramarathons in the world.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* I Can and I Will

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#56: Martin Frey – Climbing the 7 Summits and Sailing the 7 Seas http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-frey-climbing-the-7-summits-and-sailing-the-7-seas/ Sat, 11 Mar 2017 21:22:49 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1764 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-frey-climbing-the-7-summits-and-sailing-the-7-seas/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-frey-climbing-the-7-summits-and-sailing-the-7-seas/feed/ 0 Martin Frey is the first person in the world to have climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on every continent), and sail the 7 Seas. In this episode Martin shares some insight into the mind of one of greatest adventurers of our time. Martin Frey is the first person in the world to have climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on every continent), and sail the 7 Seas.

Martin has also skied to the South Pole and completed numerous adventure races and Ironman triathlons.

Martin also spent 13 years as a Senior Director of Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley and is an extremely successful businessman in his own right.

In this episode Martin shares some insight into the mind of one of greatest adventurers of our time.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Martin Frey is the first person in the world to have climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on every continent), and sail the 7 Seas. In this episode Martin shares some insight into the mind of one of greatest adventurers of our time.
Martin Frey is the first person in the world to have climbed the 7 Summits (the highest mountain on every continent), and sail the 7 Seas.

Martin has also skied to the South Pole and completed numerous adventure races and Ironman triathlons.

Martin also spent 13 years as a Senior Director of Cisco Systems in Silicon Valley and is an extremely successful businessman in his own right.

In this episode Martin shares some insight into the mind of one of greatest adventurers of our time.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* 7 Summits 7 Seas
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

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#55: Nathan Farrugia – CEO, Leadership, Flowstate and Running 27 Marathons, in 27 EU Countries, in 27 Days http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nathan-farrugia-ceo-leadership-flowstate-running-27-marathons-27-eu-countries-27-days/ Sun, 05 Mar 2017 08:00:13 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1763 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nathan-farrugia-ceo-leadership-flowstate-running-27-marathons-27-eu-countries-27-days/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nathan-farrugia-ceo-leadership-flowstate-running-27-marathons-27-eu-countries-27-days/feed/ 0 Nathan Farrugia is a CEO, entrepreneur, TEDx and motivational speaker, philanthropist and ultra-endurance athlete. In 2011, Nathan completed a world first by running 27 marathons, in 27 days in each of the 27 European Union countries. Nathan Farrugia is a CEO, entrepreneur, business performance coach, TEDx and motivational speaker, philanthropist and ultra-endurance athlete.

Nathan has completed the Marathon de Sables, UTMB twice and numerous other endurance events. In 2011, Nathan completed a world first by running 27 marathons, in 27 days in each of the 27 European Union countries.

In this episode Nathan talks about flowstate, altruism and selflessness, leadership and what it takes to go beyond perceived limits.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Nathan Farrugia is a CEO, entrepreneur, TEDx and motivational speaker, philanthropist and ultra-endurance athlete. In 2011, Nathan completed a world first by running 27 marathons, in 27 days in each of the 27 European Union countries.
Nathan Farrugia is a CEO, entrepreneur, business performance coach, TEDx and motivational speaker, philanthropist and ultra-endurance athlete.

Nathan has completed the Marathon de Sables, UTMB twice and numerous other endurance events. In 2011, Nathan completed a world first by running 27 marathons, in 27 days in each of the 27 European Union countries.

In this episode Nathan talks about flowstate, altruism and selflessness, leadership and what it takes to go beyond perceived limits.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Up Your Level (website)



Enjoy the interview.

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#54: BethAnn Telford – Brain Cancer Survivor and the World Marathon Challenge (7 Marathons in 7 Days on 7 Continents) http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bethann-telford-brain-cancer-survivor-world-marathon-challenge-7-marathons-7-days-7-continents/ Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:46:46 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1761 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bethann-telford-brain-cancer-survivor-world-marathon-challenge-7-marathons-7-days-7-continents/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bethann-telford-brain-cancer-survivor-world-marathon-challenge-7-marathons-7-days-7-continents/feed/ 0 During the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004, BethAnn Telford heard a loud pop in her head. Not long after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The next year BethAnn had the tumor surgically removed - but it wasn't without consequences. In time, BethAnn's fighting spirit saw her running again and in 2017 she completed the unimaginable, the World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents. During the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004, BethAnn Telford heard a loud pop in her head. In the following days BethAnn began to lose her memory – she couldn’t remember names, dates, directions.

An MRI not long after, revealed she had a brain tumor.

The next year BethAnn had the tumor surgically removed – but it wasn’t without consequences. BethAnn lost the sight in her left eye, she could no longer have children, she had to learn to stand and walk again, her bladder permanently shutdown and experienced seizures.

In time, BethAnn’s fighting spirit saw her running again and in 2017 she completed the unimaginable, the World Marathon Challenge – 7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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During the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004, BethAnn Telford heard a loud pop in her head. Not long after she was diagnosed with a brain tumor. The next year BethAnn had the tumor surgically removed - but it wasn't without consequences. In time,
During the Marine Corps Marathon in 2004, BethAnn Telford heard a loud pop in her head. In the following days BethAnn began to lose her memory - she couldn't remember names, dates, directions.

An MRI not long after, revealed she had a brain tumor.

The next year BethAnn had the tumor surgically removed - but it wasn't without consequences. BethAnn lost the sight in her left eye, she could no longer have children, she had to learn to stand and walk again, her bladder permanently shutdown and experienced seizures.

In time, BethAnn's fighting spirit saw her running again and in 2017 she completed the unimaginable, the World Marathon Challenge - 7 marathons, in 7 days, on 7 continents.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Team BT (website)
* Facebook
* Instagram
* Twitter
* Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure
* World Marathon Challenge

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#53: Catra Corbett – From a Crystal Meth Addiction to Conquering 260+ Ultramarathons http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/catra-corbett-from-a-crystal-meth-addiction-to-conquering-260-ultramarathons/ Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:08:21 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1760 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/catra-corbett-from-a-crystal-meth-addiction-to-conquering-260-ultramarathons/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/catra-corbett-from-a-crystal-meth-addiction-to-conquering-260-ultramarathons/feed/ 0 Catra Corbett used to be a crystal meth addict until she was arrested for dealing. Catra has since gone on to conquer over 260 ultramarathons, 120 of which are 100 milers. Catra Corbett used to be a crystal meth addict until she was arrested for dealing.

After spending a night locked up behind bars, Catra made a decision to change the direction of her life – which included going vegan and giving up drugs and alcohol immediately.

Catra has since gone on to conquer over 260 ultramarathons, 120 of which are 100 milers.

Catra is a collector of tattoos and piercings, and can be spotted a mile away wearing the brightest coloured outfits possible.

Every year Catra celebrates her birthday by running for the same amount of hours, as her age.. and has now been clean and sober for over 17 years.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Catra Corbett used to be a crystal meth addict until she was arrested for dealing. Catra has since gone on to conquer over 260 ultramarathons, 120 of which are 100 milers.
Catra Corbett used to be a crystal meth addict until she was arrested for dealing.

After spending a night locked up behind bars, Catra made a decision to change the direction of her life - which included going vegan and giving up drugs and alcohol immediately.

Catra has since gone on to conquer over 260 ultramarathons, 120 of which are 100 milers.

Catra is a collector of tattoos and piercings, and can be spotted a mile away wearing the brightest coloured outfits possible.

Every year Catra celebrates her birthday by running for the same amount of hours, as her age.. and has now been clean and sober for over 17 years.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Dirt Diva (blog)
* Twitter
* Instagram

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#52: John Van Wisse – 483km Enduroman Arch-to-Arc Ultra Triathlon (London to Paris) http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-van-wisse-enduroman-arch-to-arc/ Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:01:18 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1759 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-van-wisse-enduroman-arch-to-arc/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-van-wisse-enduroman-arch-to-arc/feed/ 0 John Van Wisse is also one of only 24 people in the world to have completed arguably the toughest ultra triathlon on Earth - the Enduroman Arch-to-Arc. The Arch-to-Arc starts with a 140km run from London's Marble Arch to Dover, then continues with a 34km swim across the freezing English Channel, then finishes with a 291km ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. John Van Wisse is an extreme triathlete and 3 time winner of the prestigious 48km Manhattan Island marathon swim.

John is also one of only 24 people in the world to have completed arguably the toughest ultra triathlon on Earth – the Enduroman Arch-to-Arc.

The Arch-to-Arc starts with a 140km run from London’s Marble Arch to Dover, then continues with a 34km swim across the freezing English Channel, then finishes with a 291km ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

In 2014, John broke the world record finishing in 61 hours and 27 minutes.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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John Van Wisse is also one of only 24 people in the world to have completed arguably the toughest ultra triathlon on Earth - the Enduroman Arch-to-Arc. The Arch-to-Arc starts with a 140km run from London's Marble Arch to Dover,
John Van Wisse is an extreme triathlete and 3 time winner of the prestigious 48km Manhattan Island marathon swim.

John is also one of only 24 people in the world to have completed arguably the toughest ultra triathlon on Earth - the Enduroman Arch-to-Arc.

The Arch-to-Arc starts with a 140km run from London's Marble Arch to Dover, then continues with a 34km swim across the freezing English Channel, then finishes with a 291km ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

In 2014, John broke the world record finishing in 61 hours and 27 minutes.



Links mentioned in this episode:

* John Van Wisse (website)
* Facebook

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#51: Drew Manning – Fit2Fat2Fit: The Unexpected Lessons from Gaining and Losing 75lbs on Purpose http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/drew-manning-fit2fat2fit-the-unexpected-lessons-from-gaining-and-losing-75-lbs-on-purpose/ Sun, 05 Feb 2017 00:21:19 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1752 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/drew-manning-fit2fat2fit-the-unexpected-lessons-from-gaining-and-losing-75-lbs-on-purpose/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/drew-manning-fit2fat2fit-the-unexpected-lessons-from-gaining-and-losing-75-lbs-on-purpose/feed/ 0 Drew Manning embarked on an experiment where he went from being extremely fit, to eating as much junk food as possible with the sole aim of putting on as much weight as he could in 6 months. He then documented his return to to health in the next 6 months, by following a strict and healthy diet. Over the course of a year, Drew gained, then lost over 75lbs (35kg).. on purpose. Drew Manning

Drew Manning is a personal trainer who wanted to better understand where his generally overweight clients were coming from, particularly from a nutritional perspective.

Drew embarked on an experiment where he went from being extremely fit and shredded, to eating as much junk food as possible with the sole aim of putting on as much weight as he could in 6 months.

He then documented his return to to health in the next 6 months, by following a strict and healthy diet, coupled with regular exercise.

Over the course of a year, Drew gained, then lost over 75lbs (35kg).. on purpose.

Drew’s journey of going from fit to fat then back to fit, became a New York Times best selling book, and is now a TV series.

Book mentioned in this episode:

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Drew Manning embarked on an experiment where he went from being extremely fit, to eating as much junk food as possible with the sole aim of putting on as much weight as he could in 6 months. He then documented his return to to health in the next 6 mont...


Drew Manning is a personal trainer who wanted to better understand where his generally overweight clients were coming from, particularly from a nutritional perspective.

Drew embarked on an experiment where he went from being extremely fit and shredded, to eating as much junk food as possible with the sole aim of putting on as much weight as he could in 6 months.

He then documented his return to to health in the next 6 months, by following a strict and healthy diet, coupled with regular exercise.

Over the course of a year, Drew gained, then lost over 75lbs (35kg).. on purpose.

Drew's journey of going from fit to fat then back to fit, became a New York Times best selling book, and is now a TV series.



Book mentioned in this episode:

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Fit2Fat2Fit (website - including Facebook, Instagram, Youtube)
* Fit2Fat2Fit (podcast)

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Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance 1:04:36 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://borntokickarse.com/?powerpress_embed=1752-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
#50: Andy Turner – Winner of the 270km Amazon Jungle Marathon http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-turner-winner-of-the-270km-amazon-jungle-marathon/ Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:40:52 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1745 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-turner-winner-of-the-270km-amazon-jungle-marathon/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-turner-winner-of-the-270km-amazon-jungle-marathon/feed/ 0 Andy "Snake Man" Turner is an Australian Adventure Racer won the 270km Amazon Jungle Marathon, which was voted by CNN as the world's toughest endurance race. This self-supported race see competitors endure temperatures of 40C with 100% humidity, with swamp and river crossings filled with anacondas, caiman and piranhas. Andy “Snake Man” Turner is an Australian Adventure Racer and Ultramarathon runner.

In 2016, Andy won the 270km Amazon Jungle Marathon, which was voted by CNN as the world’s toughest endurance race.

This self-supported race see competitors endure temperatures of 40C with 100% humidity, with swamp and river crossings filled with anacondas, caiman and piranhas.

Andy recounts the brutality of this race including being attacked by a swarm of wasps.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Andy "Snake Man" Turner is an Australian Adventure Racer won the 270km Amazon Jungle Marathon, which was voted by CNN as the world's toughest endurance race. This self-supported race see competitors endure temperatures of 40C with 100% humidity,
Andy "Snake Man" Turner is an Australian Adventure Racer and Ultramarathon runner.

In 2016, Andy won the 270km Amazon Jungle Marathon, which was voted by CNN as the world's toughest endurance race.

This self-supported race see competitors endure temperatures of 40C with 100% humidity, with swamp and river crossings filled with anacondas, caiman and piranhas.

Andy recounts the brutality of this race including being attacked by a swarm of wasps.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Instagram
* Facebook



Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#49: Laval St Germain – Summiting Everest without Oxygen, Solo Atlantic Ocean Row and Boeing 737 Captain http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/laval-st-germain-summiting-everest-without-oxygen-solo-atlantic-ocean-row-and-boeing-737-captain/ Sun, 22 Jan 2017 12:01:06 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1732 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/laval-st-germain-summiting-everest-without-oxygen-solo-atlantic-ocean-row-and-boeing-737-captain/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/laval-st-germain-summiting-everest-without-oxygen-solo-atlantic-ocean-row-and-boeing-737-captain/feed/ 0 Laval St Germain is a Canadian adventurer who has summited Everest without oxygen, rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax in Canada to Brest in France, and is a Boeing 737 Captain for Canadian North Airlines. Laval St Germain is a Canadian adventurer who has so far climbed 6 out of the 7 highest mountains on every continent.. including Everest – without oxygen.

Laval was the first person to ski down from the summit of the highest mountain in Iraq.

In June 2016, Laval successfully rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax in Canada to Brest in France, in 53 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes.

In his day job, Laval is a Boeing 737 Captain for Canadian North Airlines.

In this episode Laval talks about what it’s like to explore the very edge of human performance.

Links mentioned in this interview:

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Laval St Germain is a Canadian adventurer who has summited Everest without oxygen, rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax in Canada to Brest in France, and is a Boeing 737 Captain for Canadian North Airlines.
Laval St Germain is a Canadian adventurer who has so far climbed 6 out of the 7 highest mountains on every continent.. including Everest - without oxygen.

Laval was the first person to ski down from the summit of the highest mountain in Iraq.

In June 2016, Laval successfully rowed solo across the Atlantic Ocean from Halifax in Canada to Brest in France, in 53 days, 8 hours and 26 minutes.

In his day job, Laval is a Boeing 737 Captain for Canadian North Airlines.

In this episode Laval talks about what it's like to explore the very edge of human performance.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Laval St Germain (website)
* Twitter
* Instagram

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#48: Jonathan Albon – Multiple Time OCR World Champion http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jonathan-albon-multiple-time-ocr-world-champion/ Sun, 15 Jan 2017 07:55:27 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1723 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jonathan-albon-multiple-time-ocr-world-champion/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jonathan-albon-multiple-time-ocr-world-champion/feed/ 0 Jonathan Albon is regarded as the best obstacle course racer in the world. In this episode, Jonathan gives an insight into one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and what it takes to become a multiple time World Champion. Jonathan Albon is regarded as the best obstacle course racer in the world.

Jonathan has won countless OCR races both in the US and Europe.

Most notably Jonathan is:

  • OCR World Champion – 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Winner of Skyracing Extreme World Series – 2016
  • World’s Toughest Mudder Team Champion – 2015
  • Spartan Race World Champion – 2014

In this episode, Jonathan gives an insight into one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and what it takes to become a multiple time World Champion.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Jonathan Albon is regarded as the best obstacle course racer in the world. In this episode, Jonathan gives an insight into one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and what it takes to become a multiple time World Champion.
Jonathan Albon is regarded as the best obstacle course racer in the world.

Jonathan has won countless OCR races both in the US and Europe.

Most notably Jonathan is:

* OCR World Champion - 2014, 2015, 2016
* Winner of Skyracing Extreme World Series - 2016
* World's Toughest Mudder Team Champion - 2015
* Spartan Race World Champion - 2014

In this episode, Jonathan gives an insight into one of the fastest growing sports in the world, and what it takes to become a multiple time World Champion.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Jonathan Albon (website)
* Instagram

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#47: Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer – The Winningest 100 Mile Runner on Earth http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karl-speedgoat-meltzer-the-winningest-100-mile-runner-on-earth/ Sat, 07 Jan 2017 19:02:35 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1715 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karl-speedgoat-meltzer-the-winningest-100-mile-runner-on-earth/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karl-speedgoat-meltzer-the-winningest-100-mile-runner-on-earth/feed/ 0 Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer is an elite ultramarathon runner, who has won more 100 mile races than any other human on Earth - currently at 38. Karl recently ran the Fastest Known Time along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes. Karl is the all time winner of the Hardrock 100 with 5 wins and has his own line of shoes - the Hoka One One Speedgoat. Karl “Speedgoat” Meltzer is an elite ultramarathon runner, who has won more 100 mile races than any other human on Earth – currently at 38.

Karl recently ran the Fastest Known Time along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes.

Some of Karl’s incredible achievements include:

  • 2006 Ultrarunner of the Year
  • All time winner, Hardrock 100 – 5 wins
  • All time winner, Wasatch 100 – 6 wins
  • All time winner, Massanutten 100 – 4 wins
  • All-time winner, San Diego 100 – 3 wins
  • All-time winner, Squaw Peak 50 – 5 wins

Karl is also the Race Director of the Speedgoat 50km, and has his own line of shoes – the Hoka One One Speedgoat.

In this episode Karl drops some knowledge on what it takes to become one of the greatest ultra-trail runners of all time.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer is an elite ultramarathon runner, who has won more 100 mile races than any other human on Earth - currently at 38. Karl recently ran the Fastest Known Time along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in 45 days,
Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer is an elite ultramarathon runner, who has won more 100 mile races than any other human on Earth - currently at 38.

Karl recently ran the Fastest Known Time along the 3,500km Appalachian Trail in 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes.

Some of Karl's incredible achievements include:

* 2006 Ultrarunner of the Year
* All time winner, Hardrock 100 - 5 wins
* All time winner, Wasatch 100 - 6 wins
* All time winner, Massanutten 100 - 4 wins
* All-time winner, San Diego 100 - 3 wins
* All-time winner, Squaw Peak 50 - 5 wins

Karl is also the Race Director of the Speedgoat 50km, and has his own line of shoes - the Hoka One One Speedgoat.

In this episode Karl drops some knowledge on what it takes to become one of the greatest ultra-trail runners of all time.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Karl Meltzer (website)
* Photo Credit  - Karl Meltzer

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#46: Steven Callahan – 76 Days Lost at Sea on a Life Raft http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/steven-callahan-76-days-lost-at-sea-on-a-life-raft/ Sun, 01 Jan 2017 06:04:17 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1653 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/steven-callahan-76-days-lost-at-sea-on-a-life-raft/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/steven-callahan-76-days-lost-at-sea-on-a-life-raft/feed/ 0 Steven Callahan's boat the Napolean Solo capsized in the Atlantic Ocean. Steve spent the next 76 days in an inflatable rubber life raft and shares what it was like facing starvation, extreme hunger, exposure and the over-whelming desire to fight for survival. Steven Callahan’s boat the Napolean Solo capsized in the Atlantic Ocean – several hundred kilometre’s off the west coast of Africa.

Steve spent the next 2 and a half months in an inflatable rubber life raft at the mercy of the winds and currents, and shares what it was like facing starvation, extreme hunger, exposure and the over-whelming desire to fight for survival.

Steve’s book Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea went on to become a New York Times best seller.

Steve also served as the primary consultant on Ang Lee’s Oscar winning shipwreck movie, Life of Pi.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Book mentioned in this interview:

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Steven Callahan's boat the Napolean Solo capsized in the Atlantic Ocean. Steve spent the next 76 days in an inflatable rubber life raft and shares what it was like facing starvation, extreme hunger, exposure and the over-whelming desire to fight for su...
Steven Callahan's boat the Napolean Solo capsized in the Atlantic Ocean - several hundred kilometre's off the west coast of Africa.

Steve spent the next 2 and a half months in an inflatable rubber life raft at the mercy of the winds and currents, and shares what it was like facing starvation, extreme hunger, exposure and the over-whelming desire to fight for survival.

Steve's book Adrift: 76 Days Lost at Sea went on to become a New York Times best seller.

Steve also served as the primary consultant on Ang Lee's Oscar winning shipwreck movie, Life of Pi.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Steven Callahan (website)

Book mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#45: Kristina Paltén – Alone Through Iran – 1,144 miles of Trust http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kristina-palten-alone-through-iran-1144-miles-of-trust/ Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:28:48 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1652 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kristina-palten-alone-through-iran-1144-miles-of-trust/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kristina-palten-alone-through-iran-1144-miles-of-trust/feed/ 0 Kristina Palten is a world record holding Swedish ultrarunner who recently ran 1,841km alone through Iran. One of her main reasons was to challenge her own prejudices against this Muslim country. Kristina Palten is a Swedish ultrarunner who currently holds the 48 hour world record on a treadmill, and is the former world record holder for 12 hours on a treadmill.

She has also run 3,262 km from Istanbul (Turkey) to Tenhola (Finland).. then kayaked 493 kilometers to Stockholm.

Kristina’s most recent adventure was running 1,841 km alone through Iran.

One of her main reasons was to challenge her own prejudices against this Muslim country.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Kristina Palten is a world record holding Swedish ultrarunner who recently ran 1,841km alone through Iran. One of her main reasons was to challenge her own prejudices against this Muslim country.
Kristina Palten is a Swedish ultrarunner who currently holds the 48 hour world record on a treadmill, and is the former world record holder for 12 hours on a treadmill.

She has also run 3,262 km from Istanbul (Turkey) to Tenhola (Finland).. then kayaked 493 kilometers to Stockholm.

Kristina's most recent adventure was running 1,841 km alone through Iran.

One of her main reasons was to challenge her own prejudices against this Muslim country.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Kristina Palten (website)
* Alone Through Iran - 1144 Miles of Trust

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#44: Brian Dickinson – Blind Descent – Surviving Alone and Blind on Mt Everest http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brian-dickinson-blind-descent-surviving-alone-and-blind-on-mt-everest/ Sun, 18 Dec 2016 10:13:23 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1651 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brian-dickinson-blind-descent-surviving-alone-and-blind-on-mt-everest/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brian-dickinson-blind-descent-surviving-alone-and-blind-on-mt-everest/feed/ 0 Brian Dickinson summited the tallest mountain on Earth, Mt Everest. It was on the summit that Brian became snow blind, completely losing his vision in both eyes. Brian talks about descending from the roof of the world blind and alone. In 2011, Brian Dickinson summited the tallest mountain on Earth – Mt Everest.

Brian reached the summit solo, as his Sherpa Pasong had to turn around due to illness.

It was on the summit that Brian became snow blind – completely losing his vision in both eyes.

Brian shares what it was like having to descend from the roof of the world blind and alone.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Brian Dickinson summited the tallest mountain on Earth, Mt Everest. It was on the summit that Brian became snow blind, completely losing his vision in both eyes. Brian talks about descending from the roof of the world blind and alone.
In 2011, Brian Dickinson summited the tallest mountain on Earth - Mt Everest.

Brian reached the summit solo, as his Sherpa Pasong had to turn around due to illness.

It was on the summit that Brian became snow blind - completely losing his vision in both eyes.

Brian shares what it was like having to descend from the roof of the world blind and alone.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Brian Dickinson (website)

Book mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#43: Olly Hicks – Kayaking from Greenland to Scotland http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/olly-hicks-kayaking-from-greenland-to-scotland/ Sat, 10 Dec 2016 19:29:45 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1645 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/olly-hicks-kayaking-from-greenland-to-scotland/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/olly-hicks-kayaking-from-greenland-to-scotland/feed/ 0 Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. Olly talks about his most recent expedition - kayaking from Greenland to Scotland, as well as his quest to become the first person in the world to row solo around Antarctica. Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker, who has produced 2 award-winning documentaries about his record-breaking ocean voyages.

In 2005, Olly became the first (and youngest) person to row the Atlantic Ocean from America to the UK.

Olly talks about his most recent expedition – kayaking from Greenland to Scotland, as well as his quest to become the first person in the world to row solo around Antarctica.

Links mentioned in this interview:

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Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker. Olly talks about his most recent expedition - kayaking from Greenland to Scotland, as well as his quest to become the first person in the world to row solo ar...
Olly Hicks is a world record-breaking adventurer, endurance athlete and motivational speaker, who has produced 2 award-winning documentaries about his record-breaking ocean voyages.

In 2005, Olly became the first (and youngest) person to row the Atlantic Ocean from America to the UK.

Olly talks about his most recent expedition - kayaking from Greenland to Scotland, as well as his quest to become the first person in the world to row solo around Antarctica.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Olly Hicks (website)
* Photo credit: Olly Hicks

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#42: Greg McDermott – What it Takes to Ride 14,300km Around Australia http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/greg-mcdermott-what-it-takes-to-ride-14300km-around-australia/ Sun, 04 Dec 2016 09:02:38 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1624 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/greg-mcdermott-what-it-takes-to-ride-14300km-around-australia/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/greg-mcdermott-what-it-takes-to-ride-14300km-around-australia/feed/ 0 Since adopting a plant based diet with regular exercise, Greg has gone on to complete multiple Ironman triathlons.. as well as an Ultraman triathlon (10km swim, 421.1km ride and 84.3km). Greg recently completed a 14,300km ride around Australia, in 78 days and shares some stories of what it was like. Greg McDermott used to be overweight, overworked and did virtually no exercise.

In this episode Greg talks about a moment at a friend’s wedding, that caused him to radically change the direction of his life.

Since adopting a plant based diet with regular exercise, Greg has gone on to complete multiple Ironman triathlons.. as well as an Ultraman triathlon (10km swim, 421.1km ride and 84.3km).

Greg recently completed a 14,300km ride around Australia, in 78 days and shares some stories of what it was like.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Since adopting a plant based diet with regular exercise, Greg has gone on to complete multiple Ironman triathlons.. as well as an Ultraman triathlon (10km swim, 421.1km ride and 84.3km). Greg recently completed a 14,300km ride around Australia,
Greg McDermott used to be overweight, overworked and did virtually no exercise.

In this episode Greg talks about a moment at a friend's wedding, that caused him to radically change the direction of his life.

Since adopting a plant based diet with regular exercise, Greg has gone on to complete multiple Ironman triathlons.. as well as an Ultraman triathlon (10km swim, 421.1km ride and 84.3km).

Greg recently completed a 14,300km ride around Australia, in 78 days and shares some stories of what it was like.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Greg McDermott
* Facebook
* Instagram

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#41: Charlie Engle – From Crack Addict to Running the Sahara http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/charlie-engle-from-crack-addict-to-running-the-sahara/ Sat, 26 Nov 2016 19:23:28 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1605 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/charlie-engle-from-crack-addict-to-running-the-sahara/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/charlie-engle-from-crack-addict-to-running-the-sahara/feed/ 0 Charlie Engle is a former cocaine and crack addict who has gone on to win a number of the toughest ultramarathons in the world. In this interview Charlie goes into detail about addiction, suffering, his new book Running Man: A Memoir.. and running his own Badwater while locked up in prison. Charlie Engle is a former cocaine and crack addict who has gone on to win a number of the toughest ultramarathons in the world.

Charlie is also one of the stars of the legendary documentary Running the Sahara, which was produced and narrated by Matt Damon. Running the Sahara chronicles Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin’s successful crossing of the entire Sahara desert, in which they ran back-to-back marathons for 111 days straight – without a day off.

In this interview Charlie goes into detail about addiction, suffering, his new book Running Man: A Memoir.. and running his own Badwater while locked up in prison.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this episode:

Running Man: A Memoir – Charlie Engle


Movie mentioned in this episode:

Running the Sahara

Enjoy the interview.

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Charlie Engle is a former cocaine and crack addict who has gone on to win a number of the toughest ultramarathons in the world. In this interview Charlie goes into detail about addiction, suffering, his new book Running Man: A Memoir..
Charlie Engle is a former cocaine and crack addict who has gone on to win a number of the toughest ultramarathons in the world.

Charlie is also one of the stars of the legendary documentary Running the Sahara, which was produced and narrated by Matt Damon. Running the Sahara chronicles Charlie Engle, Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin's successful crossing of the entire Sahara desert, in which they ran back-to-back marathons for 111 days straight - without a day off.

In this interview Charlie goes into detail about addiction, suffering, his new book Running Man: A Memoir.. and running his own Badwater while locked up in prison.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Charlie Engle
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

Book mentioned in this episode:
Running Man: A Memoir - Charlie Engle

Movie mentioned in this episode:
Running the Sahara

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#40: Christophe Barriere-Varju – The Dakar Rally – The Most Dangerous Race in the World http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/christophe-barriere-varju-the-dakar-rally-the-most-dangerous-race-in-the-world/ Sun, 20 Nov 2016 05:24:15 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1559 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/christophe-barriere-varju-the-dakar-rally-the-most-dangerous-race-in-the-world/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/christophe-barriere-varju-the-dakar-rally-the-most-dangerous-race-in-the-world/feed/ 0 Christophe Barriere-Varju has raced the infamous Dakar Rally four times on motorbike. He talks about Dream Racer - a feature length film of his last outing, showing the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form - with no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team and no mechanic. Christophe Barriere-Varju has raced the infamous Dakar Rally four times on motorbike – twice in Africa and twice in South America.

The Dakar Rally is regarded as the toughest and most dangerous motor race on Earth, covering 10,000km over 14 days across the harshest and most unforgiving terrain.

Christophe is also the star of an award winning documentary.

Dream Racer is a feature length film of Christophe’s last outing, showing the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form – with no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team and no mechanic.. just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world’s most dangerous race.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Christophe Barriere-Varju

Enjoy the interview.

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Christophe Barriere-Varju has raced the infamous Dakar Rally four times on motorbike. He talks about Dream Racer - a feature length film of his last outing, showing the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form - with no sponsors,
Christophe Barriere-Varju has raced the infamous Dakar Rally four times on motorbike - twice in Africa and twice in South America.

The Dakar Rally is regarded as the toughest and most dangerous motor race on Earth, covering 10,000km over 14 days across the harshest and most unforgiving terrain.

Christophe is also the star of an award winning documentary.

Dream Racer is a feature length film of Christophe's last outing, showing the legendary Dakar Rally in its purest form - with no sponsors, no multi-million dollar team and no mechanic.. just one rider, a motorbike, a film maker and the world's most dangerous race.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Dream Racer
* Motor Cycle Life (podcast)





Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#39: Mick – Elite Mindset of a Former Special Forces Soldier http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-elite-mindset-of-a-former-special-forces-soldier/ Sun, 13 Nov 2016 05:52:31 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1552 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-elite-mindset-of-a-former-special-forces-soldier/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-elite-mindset-of-a-former-special-forces-soldier/feed/ 0 Mick is a former member of the elite SAS serving over 20 years in the Australian and British army. In this interview, Mick provides a glimpse into the world of the SAS, talks about leadership and the mindset required to be the best of the best. Mick is a former special forces soldier serving over 20 years in the Australian and British army.

As a former member of the elite SAS, Mick has been on, and led, missions to many of the world’s most dangerous war-zones including, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East and Africa.

In this interview, Mick provides a glimpse into the world of the SAS, talks about leadership and the mindset required to be the best of the best.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Book mentioned in this interview:

Bravo Two Zero – Andy McNab

Enjoy the interview.

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Mick is a former member of the elite SAS serving over 20 years in the Australian and British army. In this interview, Mick provides a glimpse into the world of the SAS, talks about leadership and the mindset required to be the best of the best.
Mick is a former special forces soldier serving over 20 years in the Australian and British army.

As a former member of the elite SAS, Mick has been on, and led, missions to many of the world's most dangerous war-zones including, Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East and Africa.

In this interview, Mick provides a glimpse into the world of the SAS, talks about leadership and the mindset required to be the best of the best.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* The Adventure Group
* The Adventure Group (Facebook)
* The Adventure Group (Twitter)

Book mentioned in this interview:
Bravo Two Zero - Andy McNab
Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#38: Nickademus Hollon – Barkley Marathons Finisher http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nickademus-hollon-barkley-marathons-finisher/ Sun, 06 Nov 2016 02:59:45 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1547 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nickademus-hollon-barkley-marathons-finisher/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/nickademus-hollon-barkley-marathons-finisher/feed/ 0 Nickademus Hollon is one of a handful of people who have ever completed the mythical Barkley Marathons - a race where it is common for there to be zero finishers. Nick shares some hellish insight into the race that eats its young. Nickademus Hollon is one of a handful of people who have ever completed the mythical Barkley Marathons – a race where it is common for there to be zero finishers.

In 2013, Nick finished in 57h 39m 24s.

The Barkley Marathons has been designed specifically for people to fail.

There is 60,000 feet of elevation change (equivalent to ascending / descending Mt Everest twice), a 60 hour cut-off, there is no up-to-date website and application process is shrouded in mystery.

The entry fee for first time entrants is $1.60 and you need to bring a car license plate from your home state.

If you are one of the lucky 40 people to be accepted each year, you are given a letter of condolence.

Nick shares some hellish insight into the race that eats its young.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Nickademus Hollon is one of a handful of people who have ever completed the mythical Barkley Marathons - a race where it is common for there to be zero finishers. Nick shares some hellish insight into the race that eats its young.
Nickademus Hollon is one of a handful of people who have ever completed the mythical Barkley Marathons - a race where it is common for there to be zero finishers.

In 2013, Nick finished in 57h 39m 24s.

The Barkley Marathons has been designed specifically for people to fail.

There is 60,000 feet of elevation change (equivalent to ascending / descending Mt Everest twice), a 60 hour cut-off, there is no up-to-date website and application process is shrouded in mystery.

The entry fee for first time entrants is $1.60 and you need to bring a car license plate from your home state.

If you are one of the lucky 40 people to be accepted each year, you are given a letter of condolence.

Nick shares some hellish insight into the race that eats its young.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Ultrademus
* Lucky 13 Endurance Coaching (website)
* Lucky 13 Endurance Coaching (Facebook)
* Matt Mahony

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#37: Ben Smith – Running 401 Marathons in 401 Days http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-smith-running-401-marathons-in-401-days/ Sun, 30 Oct 2016 10:38:35 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1533 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-smith-running-401-marathons-in-401-days/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-smith-running-401-marathons-in-401-days/feed/ 0 Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK. Ben shares some insight into his own life, including being bullied throughout his school years, 2 failed suicide attempts and suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-stroke), at age 29. Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK.

This epic feat known as the 401 Challenge has raised £300,000 for anti-bullying charities.

Ben shares some insight into his own life, including being bullied throughout his school years, 2 failed suicide attempts, overcoming depression and suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-stroke), at the age of 29.

In this interview, Ben shares some of his experiences during the 401 Challenge, including suffering a fractured vertebrae in his spine.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Book mentioned in this interview:

Be a Free Range Human – Marianne Cantwell

Enjoy the interview.

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Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK. Ben shares some insight into his own life, including being bullied throughout his school years, 2 failed suicide attempts and suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-stroke), at age 29.
Ben Smith ran 401 marathons in 401 days around the UK.

This epic feat known as the 401 Challenge has raised £300,000 for anti-bullying charities.

Ben shares some insight into his own life, including being bullied throughout his school years, 2 failed suicide attempts, overcoming depression and suffering a Transient Ischemic Attack (mini-stroke), at the age of 29.

In this interview, Ben shares some of his experiences during the 401 Challenge, including suffering a fractured vertebrae in his spine.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* The 401 Challenge
* Facebook

Book mentioned in this interview:
Be a Free Range Human - Marianne Cantwell
Enjoy the interview.]]>
Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance 1:21:29 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://borntokickarse.com/?powerpress_embed=1533-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
#36: Ben Lecomte – Swimming Across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-lecomte-swimming-across-the-atlantic-and-pacific-oceans/ Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:59:25 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1515 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-lecomte-swimming-across-the-atlantic-and-pacific-oceans/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-lecomte-swimming-across-the-atlantic-and-pacific-oceans/feed/ 0 In 1998 Ben Lecomte became the first man to swim 3,716 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brittany, France. Two decades later, Ben is now attempting to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to California. In 1998 Ben Lecomte became the first man to swim 3,716 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brittany, France – it took him 73 days.

He dedicated his swim to his father who passed away from cancer and the purpose of the event was to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

Close to 2 decades later, Ben is now attempting to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to California.

It’s estimated the swim will take 6 months and is in support of the Climate Group and sustainability.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in the interview:

Viktor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

Enjoy the interview.

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In 1998 Ben Lecomte became the first man to swim 3,716 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brittany, France. Two decades later, Ben is now attempting to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to California.
In 1998 Ben Lecomte became the first man to swim 3,716 miles across the Atlantic Ocean from Massachusetts, USA to Brittany, France - it took him 73 days.

He dedicated his swim to his father who passed away from cancer and the purpose of the event was to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

Close to 2 decades later, Ben is now attempting to swim 5,500 miles across the Pacific Ocean from Japan to California.

It's estimated the swim will take 6 months and is in support of the Climate Group and sustainability.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* The Longest Swim
* Facebook
* Twitter

Book mentioned in the interview:
Viktor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning
Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#35: Braam Malherbe – Running the Entire Great Wall of China http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/braam-malherbe-running-the-entire-great-wall-of-china/ Sun, 16 Oct 2016 06:08:05 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1528 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/braam-malherbe-running-the-entire-great-wall-of-china/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/braam-malherbe-running-the-entire-great-wall-of-china/feed/ 0 Braam Malherbe is an international motivational speaker, adventurer, conservationist, author and philanthropist. Braam shares what it was like running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, his South Pole expedition and his upcoming row across the Southern Atlantic Ocean, from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro. Braam Malherbe is an international motivational speaker, adventurer, conservationist, author and philanthropist.

In this episode Braam talks about his troubled youth and the night that changed the course of his life.

Braam also shares what it was like running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, his South Pole expedition and his upcoming row across the Southern Atlantic Ocean, from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.

Braam’s story is one of meeting impossible challenges, pushing limits, taking action and protecting the environment.

Links mentioned in the episode:

The Great Run – Braam Malherbe

Enjoy the interview.

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Braam Malherbe is an international motivational speaker, adventurer, conservationist, author and philanthropist. Braam shares what it was like running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, his South Pole expedition and his upcoming row across t...
Braam Malherbe is an international motivational speaker, adventurer, conservationist, author and philanthropist.

In this episode Braam talks about his troubled youth and the night that changed the course of his life.

Braam also shares what it was like running the entire length of the Great Wall of China, his South Pole expedition and his upcoming row across the Southern Atlantic Ocean, from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro.

Braam's story is one of meeting impossible challenges, pushing limits, taking action and protecting the environment.

Links mentioned in the episode:

* Braam Malherbe (Website)
* Dot Challenge
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

The Great Run - Braam Malherbe
Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#34: Martin “Big River Man” Strel – Swimming the Entire Amazon River http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-big-river-man-strel-swimming-the-entire-amazon-river/ Sun, 09 Oct 2016 04:24:15 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1523 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-big-river-man-strel-swimming-the-entire-amazon-river/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/martin-big-river-man-strel-swimming-the-entire-amazon-river/feed/ 0 Martin Strel is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers. Martin talks about conquering the longest and most dangerous river on Earth - the Amazon River (5,268km, 66 days). Martin Strel is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers.

Martin holds numerous Guinness World Records and has conquered:

  • The Danube River (Europe) – 3,004km, 58 days
  • The Mississippi River (USA) – 3,797km, 68 days
  • The Parana River (Argentina) – 1,930km, 24 days
  • The Yangtze River (China) – 4,003km, 51 days

In this interview, Martin talks about conquering the longest and most dangerous river on Earth – the Amazon River (5,268km, 66 days).

Links mentioned in the interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Martin Strel is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers. Martin talks about conquering the longest and most dangerous river on Earth - the Amazon River (5,268km, 66 days).
Martin Strel is a Slovenian long-distance swimmer, best known for swimming the entire length of various rivers.

Martin holds numerous Guinness World Records and has conquered:

* The Danube River (Europe) - 3,004km, 58 days
* The Mississippi River (USA) - 3,797km, 68 days
* The Parana River (Argentina) - 1,930km, 24 days
* The Yangtze River (China) - 4,003km, 51 days

In this interview, Martin talks about conquering the longest and most dangerous river on Earth - the Amazon River (5,268km, 66 days).

Links mentioned in the interview:

* Martin Strel
* Amazon Swim
* Strel Swimming



Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#33: Stuart Walter – Sports Hypnosis for Peak Performance http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/stuart-walter-sports-hypnosis-for-peak-performance/ Sun, 02 Oct 2016 06:37:40 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1507 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/stuart-walter-sports-hypnosis-for-peak-performance/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/stuart-walter-sports-hypnosis-for-peak-performance/feed/ 0 Stuart Walter is a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner specialising in elite performance. Regarded as Australia’s No 1 for sports hypnotherapy, Stuart's clients include Olympians, Professional Sports People, National, Commonwealth and World Champions. Stuart Walter

Stuart Walter is a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner specialising in elite performance.

Regarded as Australia’s No 1 for sports hypnotherapy, Stuart’s clients include Olympians, Professional Sports People, National, Commonwealth and World Champions.

In this episode Stuart talks about how hypnotherapy can be applied to both athletes and non-athletes alike and the power of a positive mindset.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Stuart Walter is a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner specialising in elite performance. Regarded as Australia’s No 1 for sports hypnotherapy, Stuart's clients include Olympians,
Stuart Walter is a Professional Clinical Hypnotherapist and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) practitioner specialising in elite performance.

Regarded as Australia’s No 1 for sports hypnotherapy, Stuart's clients include Olympians, Professional Sports People, National, Commonwealth and World Champions.

In this episode Stuart talks about how hypnotherapy can be applied to both athletes and non-athletes alike and the power of a positive mindset.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Athlete's Secret Weapon
* The Dear Diary Process

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#32: Grahak Cunningham – Quest for Enlightenment and the 3,100 Mile Self-Transcendence Race http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/grahak-cunningham-quest-for-enlightenment-and-the-3100-mile-self-transcendence-race/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 07:14:35 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1495 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/grahak-cunningham-quest-for-enlightenment-and-the-3100-mile-self-transcendence-race/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/grahak-cunningham-quest-for-enlightenment-and-the-3100-mile-self-transcendence-race/feed/ 0 Grahak Cunningham was the winner of the 3,100 mile Self-Transcendence race in 2012. Runners have 52 days to complete the distance. To achieve this, the minimum distance to run each day (between the hours of 6am and midnight) is just under 100km. Grahak Cunningham was the winner of the 3,100 mile Self-Transcendence race in 2012.

This race is the longest certified race in the world, where competitors run 5,649 laps around an 883m city block in Queens, New York.

Runners have 52 days to complete the distance.

To achieve this, the minimum distance to run each day (between the hours of 6am and midnight) is just under 100km.

Grahak has completed this race on 4 out of 5 occasions and goes into detail around the physical and mental aspects, as well as the spiritual progression attained on this journey of self-transcendence.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this interview:

Running Beyond the Marathon – insights into the longest race in the world – Grahak Cunningham

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Grahak Cunningham was the winner of the 3,100 mile Self-Transcendence race in 2012. Runners have 52 days to complete the distance. To achieve this, the minimum distance to run each day (between the hours of 6am and midnight) is just under 100km.
Grahak Cunningham was the winner of the 3,100 mile Self-Transcendence race in 2012.

This race is the longest certified race in the world, where competitors run 5,649 laps around an 883m city block in Queens, New York.

Runners have 52 days to complete the distance.

To achieve this, the minimum distance to run each day (between the hours of 6am and midnight) is just under 100km.

Grahak has completed this race on 4 out of 5 occasions and goes into detail around the physical and mental aspects, as well as the spiritual progression attained on this journey of self-transcendence.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Grahak Cunningham (website)
* The Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race

Book mentioned in this interview:
Running Beyond the Marathon - insights into the longest race in the world - Grahak Cunningham
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#31: Tim Jarvis AM – Shackleton Epic – Recreating the Greatest Survival Story of All Time http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tim-jarvis-am-shackleton-epic-recreating-the-greatest-survival-story-of-all-time/ Sun, 18 Sep 2016 05:33:23 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1486 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tim-jarvis-am-shackleton-epic-recreating-the-greatest-survival-story-of-all-time/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tim-jarvis-am-shackleton-epic-recreating-the-greatest-survival-story-of-all-time/feed/ 0 Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, public speaker, Australian Adventurer of the Year (2012) and a Member of the Order of Australia. In this interview, Tim talks about leading the first authentic retracing, of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's "greatest survival journey of all time". Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, public speaker, Australian Adventurer of the Year (2012) and a Member of the Order of Australia.

Tim has undertaken many unsupported expeditions to some of the world’s most remote regions including the North and South Poles, across Australia’s largest desert, the Great Victoria Desert and kayaked across Australia’s largest salt lake, Lake Eyre.

In this interview, Tim talks about leading the first authentic retracing, of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “greatest survival journey of all time”.

Tim and his crew sailed 1,500km from Elephant Island across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia, in a replica boat with no keel.

Then climbed over South Georgia’s frozen mountainous interior using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing and technology that Shackleton used 100 years ago.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this interview:

Chasing Shackleton – Tim Jarvis

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Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, public speaker, Australian Adventurer of the Year (2012) and a Member of the Order of Australia. In this interview, Tim talks about leading the first authentic retracing,
Tim Jarvis is an environmental scientist, author, adventurer, public speaker, Australian Adventurer of the Year (2012) and a Member of the Order of Australia.

Tim has undertaken many unsupported expeditions to some of the world's most remote regions including the North and South Poles, across Australia's largest desert, the Great Victoria Desert and kayaked across Australia's largest salt lake, Lake Eyre.

In this interview, Tim talks about leading the first authentic retracing, of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton's "greatest survival journey of all time".

Tim and his crew sailed 1,500km from Elephant Island across the Southern Ocean to South Georgia, in a replica boat with no keel.

Then climbed over South Georgia's frozen mountainous interior using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing and technology that Shackleton used 100 years ago.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Tim Jarvis (website)
* Shackleton Epic
* 25Zero
* Twitter
* Facebook
* Youtube

Book mentioned in this interview:
Chasing Shackleton - Tim Jarvis








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#30: Karel Sabbe – Pacific Crest Trail (from Mexico to Canada) Fastest Known Time http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karel-sabbe-pacific-crest-trail-from-mexico-to-canada-fastest-known-time/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 07:06:33 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1470 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karel-sabbe-pacific-crest-trail-from-mexico-to-canada-fastest-known-time/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/karel-sabbe-pacific-crest-trail-from-mexico-to-canada-fastest-known-time/feed/ 0 Karel Sabbe is a Belgian dentist who recently ran the fastest known time along the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada. Averaging a little over 80km per day, Karel completed this epic feat in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes. Karel Sabbe is a Belgian dentist who recently ran the fastest known time along the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail is a long distance path running from Mexico to Canada, following a mountain chain running all the way to Alaska.

Averaging a little over 80km per day, Karel completed this epic feat in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.

In this interview Karel talks about his experiences along the PCT and how tough it really was.

Links mentioned in this interview:

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Karel Sabbe is a Belgian dentist who recently ran the fastest known time along the Pacific Crest Trail, from Mexico to Canada. Averaging a little over 80km per day, Karel completed this epic feat in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.
Karel Sabbe is a Belgian dentist who recently ran the fastest known time along the Pacific Crest Trail.

The Pacific Crest Trail is a long distance path running from Mexico to Canada, following a mountain chain running all the way to Alaska.

Averaging a little over 80km per day, Karel completed this epic feat in 52 days, 8 hours and 25 minutes.

In this interview Karel talks about his experiences along the PCT and how tough it really was.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Karel Sabbe (website)
* Facebook
* Instagram
* Strava - PCT commenced 23 June 2016

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#29: Mick Thwaites – Badwater 135 – Hell on Earth http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-thwaites-badwater-135-hell-on-earth/ Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:13:57 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1457 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-thwaites-badwater-135-hell-on-earth/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/mick-thwaites-badwater-135-hell-on-earth/feed/ 0 Mick Thwaites was a former pack-a-day smoker who has battled through alcohol addiction and depression. In this interview Mick talks about the Badwater 135 - the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet. It's held in the middle of summer and covers 135 miles (217km) from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California.. where temperatures reach 50C (122F). Mick Thwaites was a former pack-a-day smoker who has battled through alcohol addiction and depression.

Mick started to get into running in 2012 at the age of 38, and within the space of 3 years represented Australia at the 24 hour World Championships.

Mick talks about his massive 413km at the Canberra 48 hour, which was a lead-up to his second consecutive Badwater.

The Badwater 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet. It’s held in the middle of summer and covers 135 miles (217km) from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California.. where temperatures reach 50C (122F).

Mick came third in both 2015 and 2016 and share’s his experience of what it was like..

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Mick Thwaites was a former pack-a-day smoker who has battled through alcohol addiction and depression. In this interview Mick talks about the Badwater 135 - the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet.
Mick Thwaites was a former pack-a-day smoker who has battled through alcohol addiction and depression.

Mick started to get into running in 2012 at the age of 38, and within the space of 3 years represented Australia at the 24 hour World Championships.

Mick talks about his massive 413km at the Canberra 48 hour, which was a lead-up to his second consecutive Badwater.

The Badwater 135 is the most demanding and extreme running race on the planet. It's held in the middle of summer and covers 135 miles (217km) from Death Valley to Mt. Whitney, California.. where temperatures reach 50C (122F).

Mick came third in both 2015 and 2016 and share's his experience of what it was like..

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Team Shmick (website)

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#28: Brad Beer – How to Run Pain Free http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brad-beer-how-to-run-pain-free/ Sun, 28 Aug 2016 05:50:18 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1442 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brad-beer-how-to-run-pain-free/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/brad-beer-how-to-run-pain-free/feed/ 0 Brad Beer is a physiotherapist, triathlete and marathon runner and an Amazon best selling author of You Can Run Pain Free. In this interview we talk about running injuries, how to run pain free as well as the importance of hip stability. Brad Beer is a physiotherapist, host of the The Physical Performance Show podcast and an Amazon best selling author of You Can Run Pain Free – a physio’s 5 step guide to enjoying injury-free and faster running.

Brad is a also a successful marathon runner and former Olympic distance Australian Triathlon Champion (2012).

In this interview we talk about running injuries, how to run pain free as well as the importance of hip stability.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Books mentioned in this interview:

You Can Run Pain Free – Brad Beer

Brad Beer

Ordering Your Private World – Gordon MacDonald

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Brad Beer is a physiotherapist, triathlete and marathon runner and an Amazon best selling author of You Can Run Pain Free. In this interview we talk about running injuries, how to run pain free as well as the importance of hip stability.
Brad Beer is a physiotherapist, host of the The Physical Performance Show podcast and an Amazon best selling author of You Can Run Pain Free - a physio's 5 step guide to enjoying injury-free and faster running.

Brad is a also a successful marathon runner and former Olympic distance Australian Triathlon Champion (2012).

In this interview we talk about running injuries, how to run pain free as well as the importance of hip stability.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Brad Beer
* POGO Physio
* Book Resources (exercise videos)
* Instagram
* Twitter
* Facebook
* 4 Must Know Runner’s Strength Exercises
* Stretching-Does It Reduce the Risk of Sports Injuries?

Books mentioned in this interview:
You Can Run Pain Free - Brad Beer

Ordering Your Private World - Gordon MacDonald
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#27: Adam Walker – Man vs Ocean – Swimming the Toughest Seven Channels on Earth http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-walker-man-vs-ocean-swimming-the-toughest-seven-channels-on-earth/ Sun, 21 Aug 2016 04:37:56 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1431 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-walker-man-vs-ocean-swimming-the-toughest-seven-channels-on-earth/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-walker-man-vs-ocean-swimming-the-toughest-seven-channels-on-earth/feed/ 0 Adam Walker is only the fifth person to successfully swim the Oceans 7 – the toughest seven channel swims in the World. The Oceans 7 is the equivalent to mountaineering’s “Seven Summits” and Adam is the second person in history to complete all seven on the first attempt. Adam Walker is only the fifth person to successfully swim the Oceans 7 – the toughest seven channel swims in the World including,

  • English Channel (with a torn bicep)
  • Strait of Gibraltar (return crossing)
  • Molokai Strait
  • Catalina Channel
  • Tsugaru Strait
  • Cook Strait
  • North Channel

The Oceans 7 is the equivalent to mountaineering’s “Seven Summits” and Adam is the second person in history to complete all seven on the first attempt.

In this interview Adam shares his experiences including suffering hypothermia, being stung and paralysed by a Portuguese Man O War, and being protected from a shark by a pod of dolphins.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this episode:

Man vs Ocean – Adam Walker

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Adam Walker is only the fifth person to successfully swim the Oceans 7 – the toughest seven channel swims in the World. The Oceans 7 is the equivalent to mountaineering’s “Seven Summits” and Adam is the second person in history to complete all seven on...
Adam Walker is only the fifth person to successfully swim the Oceans 7 - the toughest seven channel swims in the World including,

* English Channel (with a torn bicep)
* Strait of Gibraltar (return crossing)
* Molokai Strait
* Catalina Channel
* Tsugaru Strait
* Cook Strait
* North Channel

The Oceans 7 is the equivalent to mountaineering's "Seven Summits" and Adam is the second person in history to complete all seven on the first attempt.

In this interview Adam shares his experiences including suffering hypothermia, being stung and paralysed by a Portuguese Man O War, and being protected from a shark by a pod of dolphins.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Adam Walker (website)
* Ocean Walker
* Facebook
* Twitter
* YouTube
* Instagram

Book mentioned in this episode:
Man vs Ocean - Adam Walker
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#26: Gavan Hennigan – Extreme Environment Athlete http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavan-hennigan-extreme-environment-athlete/ Sun, 14 Aug 2016 09:38:50 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1428 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavan-hennigan-extreme-environment-athlete/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/gavan-hennigan-extreme-environment-athlete/feed/ 0 Gavan Hennigan is an Irish extreme environment athlete who runs extreme ultramarathons and expidetions. In December 2016, Gavan will be attempting his biggest challenge to date.. rowing 5,000km solo across the Atlantic ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Gavan Hennigan is an Irish extreme environment athlete.

In his day job, Gavan is a deep-sea saturation diver, diving to depths of up to 200m performing heavy construction on oil rigs – often spending up to a month at a time under water.

In his down time, Gavan surfs, snowboards and climbs high altitude peaks in the Himalayas.

Gavan also runs extreme ultramarathons, having recently completed two of the longest and toughest winter ultras on Earth – the 566km Likeys 6633 ultra, inside the Arctic circle.. and the 500km Yukon Arctic Ultra.

Gavan recently completed a 17 day, 700km solo expedition – traversing the frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, on foot.

Gavan also talks about his addiction to drugs throughout his teenage years, as well as a fail suicide attempt and rehab.

In December 2016, Gavan will be attempting his biggest challenge to date.. rowing 5,000km solo across the Atlantic ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Gavan Hennigan is an Irish extreme environment athlete who runs extreme ultramarathons and expidetions. In December 2016, Gavan will be attempting his biggest challenge to date.. rowing 5,000km solo across the Atlantic ocean as part of the Talisker Whi...
Gavan Hennigan is an Irish extreme environment athlete.

In his day job, Gavan is a deep-sea saturation diver, diving to depths of up to 200m performing heavy construction on oil rigs - often spending up to a month at a time under water.

In his down time, Gavan surfs, snowboards and climbs high altitude peaks in the Himalayas.

Gavan also runs extreme ultramarathons, having recently completed two of the longest and toughest winter ultras on Earth - the 566km Likeys 6633 ultra, inside the Arctic circle.. and the 500km Yukon Arctic Ultra.

Gavan recently completed a 17 day, 700km solo expedition - traversing the frozen Lake Baikal in Siberia, on foot.

Gavan also talks about his addiction to drugs throughout his teenage years, as well as a fail suicide attempt and rehab.

In December 2016, Gavan will be attempting his biggest challenge to date.. rowing 5,000km solo across the Atlantic ocean as part of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Gavan Hennigan (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#25: Kyle Williams – Know What Your Why Is – Insights from an Ultra Athlete and Adventurer http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kyle-williams-know-what-your-why-is-insights-from-an-ultra-athlete-and-adventurer/ Sun, 07 Aug 2016 07:09:22 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1396 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kyle-williams-know-what-your-why-is-insights-from-an-ultra-athlete-and-adventurer/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/kyle-williams-know-what-your-why-is-insights-from-an-ultra-athlete-and-adventurer/feed/ 0 Kyle Williams is an Aussie adventurer, ultra runner and world record holder. In this interview Kyle talks about mental toughness and shares some stories about some recent adventures. Kyle also gives some fascinating insight around the importance of knowing what your why is.. Kyle Williams is an Aussie adventurer, ultra runner and world record holder.

In this interview Kyle talks about mental toughness and shares some stories about some recent adventures he has completed including,

  • State 8 – Kyle achieve a world record for the shortest time to climb the highest mountain in each of Australia’s 8 states and territories (8 peaks across 8 states in 5 days, 23 hours and 35 minutes)
  • A2K – Kyle achieved a world first, climbing Australia’s 26 2,000m mountain peaks nonstop, across 130km in 48 hours
  • A21 Ultra – Kyle achieved a world first, running an 82km ultramarathon across Australia’s highest mountain range whilst climbing it 21 highest peaks

Kyle also gives some fascinating insight around the importance of knowing what your why is.. enjoy the interview.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Kyle Williams is an Aussie adventurer, ultra runner and world record holder. In this interview Kyle talks about mental toughness and shares some stories about some recent adventures. Kyle also gives some fascinating insight around the importance of kno...
Kyle Williams is an Aussie adventurer, ultra runner and world record holder.

In this interview Kyle talks about mental toughness and shares some stories about some recent adventures he has completed including,

* State 8 - Kyle achieve a world record for the shortest time to climb the highest mountain in each of Australia's 8 states and territories (8 peaks across 8 states in 5 days, 23 hours and 35 minutes)
* A2K - Kyle achieved a world first, climbing Australia's 26 2,000m mountain peaks nonstop, across 130km in 48 hours
* A21 Ultra - Kyle achieved a world first, running an 82km ultramarathon across Australia's highest mountain range whilst climbing it 21 highest peaks

Kyle also gives some fascinating insight around the importance of knowing what your why is.. enjoy the interview.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Kyle Williams (website)
* Facebook
* Instagram
* Twitter
* Why We Do This (Trail and Ultra Running article)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#24: Josh LaJaunie – How I Lost Over 200lbs and Discovered Ultramarathons http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/josh-lajaunie-how-i-lost-over-200lbs-and-discovered-ultramarathons/ Sun, 31 Jul 2016 04:50:59 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1415 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/josh-lajaunie-how-i-lost-over-200lbs-and-discovered-ultramarathons/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/josh-lajaunie-how-i-lost-over-200lbs-and-discovered-ultramarathons/feed/ 0 For most of his life, Josh LaJaunie was obese - at his heaviest Josh tipped the scales at about 410 pounds (185kg). Josh has since lost over 200lbs and completed a 100km trail run. Josh is currently training for a 100 mile ultramarathon. Josh LaJaunie is living proof of the power of a focused mindset.

For most of his life, Josh was obese – at his heaviest Josh tipped the scales at about 410 pounds (185kg).

In this interview Josh talks about his slow progression from gym workouts, to walking, then progressing onto slow jogging.

After changing his eating habits to focus more on a plant based diet as well as regular running, Josh’s weight began to drop off.

Josh has since lost over 200lbs (half of his body weight) and completed a 100km trail run.

Josh is currently training for a 100 mile (160 km) ultramarathon.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this interview:

Rich Roll – Finding Ultra

Enjoy the interview.

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For most of his life, Josh LaJaunie was obese - at his heaviest Josh tipped the scales at about 410 pounds (185kg). Josh has since lost over 200lbs and completed a 100km trail run. Josh is currently training for a 100 mile ultramarathon.
Josh LaJaunie is living proof of the power of a focused mindset.

For most of his life, Josh was obese - at his heaviest Josh tipped the scales at about 410 pounds (185kg).

In this interview Josh talks about his slow progression from gym workouts, to walking, then progressing onto slow jogging.

After changing his eating habits to focus more on a plant based diet as well as regular running, Josh's weight began to drop off.

Josh has since lost over 200lbs (half of his body weight) and completed a 100km trail run.

Josh is currently training for a 100 mile (160 km) ultramarathon.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Josh LaJaunie (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter

Book mentioned in this interview:
Rich Roll - Finding Ultra
Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#23: Dr Kate Leeming – Cycling the Equivalent of Twice Around the World http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dr-kate-leeming-cycling-the-equivalent-of-twice-around-the-world/ Sun, 24 Jul 2016 06:47:51 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1416 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dr-kate-leeming-cycling-the-equivalent-of-twice-around-the-world/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dr-kate-leeming-cycling-the-equivalent-of-twice-around-the-world/feed/ 0 Dr Kate Leeming is an explorer and adventurer and has cycled the equivalent of twice the distance around the world at the equator. To date, Kate's three main cycling expeditions include: Breaking the Cycle in Africa - a ten month 22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies in Senegal to Cape Hafun in Puntland, Somalia (2010) Great Australian Cycle Expedition (GRACE) - a 25,000km journey around and through Australia, 7,000km of which were ‘off road’ on isolated tracks in remote regions (2004) Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition - a five month, 13,400 km bicycle journey from St Petersburg to Vladivostok to aid the 800,000 children of Chernobyl (1993) In this interview, Kate also talks about her recent 400km Breaking the Cycle in Greenland expedition, which was a training ride for her upcoming Breaking the Cycle South Pole expedition - where she is attempting to cycle 1,850km across Antarctica via the South Pole. Links mentioned in this episode: Kate Leeming (website) Facebook Twitter Books mentioned in this episode: Out There and Back - Kate Leeming Njinga - Kate Leeming Enjoy the interview. Dr Kate Leeming is an explorer and adventurer and has cycled the equivalent of twice the distance around the world at the equator.

To date, Kate’s three main cycling expeditions include:

  1. Breaking the Cycle in Africa – a ten month 22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies in Senegal to Cape Hafun in Puntland, Somalia (2010)
  2. Great Australian Cycle Expedition (GRACE) – a 25,000km journey around and through Australia, 7,000km of which were ‘off road’ on isolated tracks in remote regions (2004)
  3. Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition – a five month, 13,400 km bicycle journey from St Petersburg to Vladivostok to aid the 800,000 children of Chernobyl (1993)

In this interview, Kate also talks about her recent 400km Breaking the Cycle in Greenland expedition, which was a training ride for her upcoming Breaking the Cycle South Pole expedition – where she is attempting to cycle 1,850km across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Books mentioned in this episode:

Out There and Back – Kate Leeming

Njinga – Kate Leeming

Njinga - Kate LeemingEnjoy the interview.

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Dr Kate Leeming is an explorer and adventurer and has cycled the equivalent of twice the distance around the world at the equator. - To date, Kate's three main cycling expeditions include: Breaking the Cycle in Africa - a ten month 22,
Dr Kate Leeming is an explorer and adventurer and has cycled the equivalent of twice the distance around the world at the equator.

To date, Kate's three main cycling expeditions include:

* Breaking the Cycle in Africa - a ten month 22,040km journey across Africa from Point des Almadies in Senegal to Cape Hafun in Puntland, Somalia (2010)
* Great Australian Cycle Expedition (GRACE) - a 25,000km journey around and through Australia, 7,000km of which were ‘off road’ on isolated tracks in remote regions (2004)
* Trans-Siberian Cycle Expedition - a five month, 13,400 km bicycle journey from St Petersburg to Vladivostok to aid the 800,000 children of Chernobyl (1993)

In this interview, Kate also talks about her recent 400km Breaking the Cycle in Greenland expedition, which was a training ride for her upcoming Breaking the Cycle South Pole expedition - where she is attempting to cycle 1,850km across Antarctica via the South Pole.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Kate Leeming (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter

Books mentioned in this episode:
Out There and Back - Kate Leeming

Njinga - Kate Leeming
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#22: Bernadette Benson – Winner of the 300 Mile Yukon Arctic Ultra http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bernadette-benson-winner-of-the-300-mile-yukon-arctic-ultra/ Sun, 17 Jul 2016 06:13:42 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1370 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bernadette-benson-winner-of-the-300-mile-yukon-arctic-ultra/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/bernadette-benson-winner-of-the-300-mile-yukon-arctic-ultra/feed/ 0 Bernadette Benson is a Canadian born elite ultra runner, living in Perth, Australia. In this interview Bernadette talks about winning the 300 mile Yukon Arctic Ultra - the coldest and possibly toughest ultra in the world, in a new course record (5 days, 10h, 55m). Bernadette Benson is a Canadian born elite ultra runner, living in Perth, Australia.

As a dual-citizen, Bernadette holds numerous Canadian and Australian ultra distance records and with a string of victories.

Some notable highlights in her distinguished running career include:

  • Guinness World Record – “Greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (female), 128.62km” – 2016
  • 1st place and Course Record – Yukon Arctic Ultra (3oo miles) – 2016
  • 1st place (breaking numerous Canadian and Australian records) – Coburg 24 Hour / National Championships, Victoria, 238.261km – 2014
  • Australian Female Ultrarunner of the Year 2014
  • 1st place – Coast to Kosci (240km) – 2012
  • Fastest Known Time – 1,000km Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia – 2011

In this interview Bernadette talks about winning the 300 mile Yukon Arctic Ultra – the coldest and possibly toughest ultra in the world, in a new course record (5 days, 10h, 55m).

Bernadette gives some insight into the mindset of an ultramarathon champion, as well as experiencing hallucinations for the first time, due to extreme fatigue.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Bernadette Benson is a Canadian born elite ultra runner, living in Perth, Australia. In this interview Bernadette talks about winning the 300 mile Yukon Arctic Ultra - the coldest and possibly toughest ultra in the world,
Bernadette Benson is a Canadian born elite ultra runner, living in Perth, Australia.

As a dual-citizen, Bernadette holds numerous Canadian and Australian ultra distance records and with a string of victories.

Some notable highlights in her distinguished running career include:

* Guinness World Record - "Greatest distance run on a treadmill in 12 hours (female), 128.62km" - 2016
* 1st place and Course Record - Yukon Arctic Ultra (3oo miles) - 2016
* 1st place (breaking numerous Canadian and Australian records) - Coburg 24 Hour / National Championships, Victoria, 238.261km - 2014
* Australian Female Ultrarunner of the Year 2014
* 1st place - Coast to Kosci (240km) - 2012
* Fastest Known Time - 1,000km Bibbulmun Track, Western Australia - 2011

In this interview Bernadette talks about winning the 300 mile Yukon Arctic Ultra - the coldest and possibly toughest ultra in the world, in a new course record (5 days, 10h, 55m).

Bernadette gives some insight into the mindset of an ultramarathon champion, as well as experiencing hallucinations for the first time, due to extreme fatigue.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Bernadette Benson
* Running Down Under
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#21: Luke Tyburski – Overcoming Depression and the 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/luke-tyburski-overcoming-depression-and-the-2000km-ultimate-triathlon/ Sun, 10 Jul 2016 04:44:41 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1355 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/luke-tyburski-overcoming-depression-and-the-2000km-ultimate-triathlon/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/luke-tyburski-overcoming-depression-and-the-2000km-ultimate-triathlon/feed/ 0 Luke Tyburski talks about overcoming depression and completing a 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon (from Morocco to Monaco), which consists of swimming the Gibraltar Strait, riding the equivalent length of Great Britain and running 14 marathons. Luke Tyburski played international football throughout his teens and twenties. But after years of injuries and a constant battle with depression as a result of these debilitating ailments, Luke searched for some sort of lifeline, and found endurance sports.

Luke threw himself into the deep-end a took on one of the toughest ultramarathons on Earth, the Marathon de Sables – a 250km, six stage self sufficient foot race through the Sahara desert.

This then led onto a number of  other adventures including cycling 412km to a learn-to-surf school, the Mt Everest Ultramarathon and the Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon (equivalent to a double Ironman).

Luke Tyburski then raised the bar by creating a 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon – from Morocco to Monaco, which consists of,

  • swimming the Gibraltar Strait (one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world)
  • riding the equivalent length of Great Britain
  • and running 14 marathons

Luke’s story is one of overcoming and a never give-up attitude.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Luke Tyburski talks about overcoming depression and completing a 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon (from Morocco to Monaco), which consists of swimming the Gibraltar Strait, riding the equivalent length of Great Britain and running 14 marathons.
Luke Tyburski played international football throughout his teens and twenties. But after years of injuries and a constant battle with depression as a result of these debilitating ailments, Luke searched for some sort of lifeline, and found endurance sports.

Luke threw himself into the deep-end a took on one of the toughest ultramarathons on Earth, the Marathon de Sables - a 250km, six stage self sufficient foot race through the Sahara desert.

This then led onto a number of  other adventures including cycling 412km to a learn-to-surf school, the Mt Everest Ultramarathon and the Double Brutal Extreme Triathlon (equivalent to a double Ironman).

Luke Tyburski then raised the bar by creating a 2,000km Ultimate Triathlon - from Morocco to Monaco, which consists of,

* swimming the Gibraltar Strait (one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world)
* riding the equivalent length of Great Britain
* and running 14 marathons

Luke's story is one of overcoming and a never give-up attitude.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Luke Tyburski (website)
* The Ultimate Triathlon
* Facebook
* Instagram
* Youtube
* Twitter

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#20: Masha Gordon – The Explorers Grand Slam (7 Summits and Both Poles) http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/masha-gordon-the-explorers-grand-slam-7-summits-and-both-poles/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 06:02:43 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1318 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/masha-gordon-the-explorers-grand-slam-7-summits-and-both-poles/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/masha-gordon-the-explorers-grand-slam-7-summits-and-both-poles/feed/ 0 Masha Gordon has recently become the fastest women to have ever completed the Explorer's Grand Slam, in under 8 months. This ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance comprises of summiting the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, as well as trekking to both the North and South poles. Kilimanjaro - Africa 5,895m Vinson Massif - Antarctica 4,892m South Pole - Antarctica Aconcagua - South America 6,962m Carstensz Pyramid - Australasia 4,884m Elbrus - Europe 5,642m North Pole - Arctic Everest - Asia 8,848m Denali - North America 6,190m As a mother of two, Masha wants to inspire other women to take up challenges that were unimaginable to them before, and for girls to take up the practice of outdoor activities to build their self confidence and mental resilience. Links mentioned in this episode: Grit and Rock Facebook Twitter Instagram Enjoy the interview. Masha Gordon has recently become the fastest women to have ever completed the Explorer’s Grand Slam, in under 8 months.

This ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance comprises of summiting the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, as well as trekking to both the North and South poles.

  1. Kilimanjaro – Africa 5,895m
  2. Vinson Massif – Antarctica 4,892m
  3. South Pole – Antarctica
  4. Aconcagua – South America 6,962m
  5. Carstensz Pyramid – Australasia 4,884m
  6. Elbrus – Europe 5,642m
  7. North Pole – Arctic
  8. Everest – Asia 8,848m
  9. Denali – North America 6,190m

As a mother of two, Masha wants to inspire other women to take up challenges that were unimaginable to them before, and for girls to take up the practice of outdoor activities to build their self confidence and mental resilience.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Masha Gordon has recently become the fastest women to have ever completed the Explorer's Grand Slam, in under 8 months. - This ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance comprises of summiting the highest mountain on each of the seven continents,
Masha Gordon has recently become the fastest women to have ever completed the Explorer's Grand Slam, in under 8 months.

This ultimate feat of physical and mental endurance comprises of summiting the highest mountain on each of the seven continents, as well as trekking to both the North and South poles.

* Kilimanjaro - Africa 5,895m
* Vinson Massif - Antarctica 4,892m
* South Pole - Antarctica
* Aconcagua - South America 6,962m
* Carstensz Pyramid - Australasia 4,884m
* Elbrus - Europe 5,642m
* North Pole - Arctic
* Everest - Asia 8,848m
* Denali - North America 6,190m

As a mother of two, Masha wants to inspire other women to take up challenges that were unimaginable to them before, and for girls to take up the practice of outdoor activities to build their self confidence and mental resilience.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Grit and Rock
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram

Enjoy the interview.]]>
Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance 1:09:14 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://borntokickarse.com/?powerpress_embed=1318-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
#19: Jamie Ramsay – Running 17,000km from Vancouver to Buenos Aires http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jamie-ramsay-running-17000km-from-vancouver-to-buenos-aires/ Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:02:03 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1270 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jamie-ramsay-running-17000km-from-vancouver-to-buenos-aires/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/jamie-ramsay-running-17000km-from-vancouver-to-buenos-aires/feed/ 0 In 2014, Jamie Ramsay embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running expedition from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The expedition took him through 14 countries and included obstacles such as The Atacama Desert, The Andes, The Sechura Desert and negotiating his way around The Darien Gap. Jamie Ramsay is a Scottish adventurer and ultra long distance runner.

After 12 years working for an international communications company Jamie decided to trade in the suit and tie for a pair of running shoes and the open road.

In 2014, Jamie embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running expedition from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, raising money for CALM, Macmillan and WaterAid.

The expedition took him through 14 countries and included obstacles such as The Atacama Desert, The Andes, The Sechura Desert and negotiating his way around The Darien Gap.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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In 2014, Jamie Ramsay embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running expedition from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina. The expedition took him through 14 countries and included obstacles such as The Atacama Desert, The Andes,
Jamie Ramsay is a Scottish adventurer and ultra long distance runner.

After 12 years working for an international communications company Jamie decided to trade in the suit and tie for a pair of running shoes and the open road.

In 2014, Jamie embarked on a 17,000km solo and unsupported running expedition from Vancouver, Canada, to Buenos Aires, Argentina, raising money for CALM, Macmillan and WaterAid.

The expedition took him through 14 countries and included obstacles such as The Atacama Desert, The Andes, The Sechura Desert and negotiating his way around The Darien Gap.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Jamie Ramsay
* Twitter
* Facebook
* Instagram
* YouTube

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#18: Adam Stern – Freediving to 100m on a Single Breath http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-stern-freediving-to-100m-on-a-single-breath/ Sun, 19 Jun 2016 07:00:53 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1245 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-stern-freediving-to-100m-on-a-single-breath/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/adam-stern-freediving-to-100m-on-a-single-breath/feed/ 0 Adam Stern is an Australian freediver, 3 x national record holder and PADI freediving instructor trainer. Adam recently joined what is perhaps the most elite club in freediving - diving to a depth of 100m on a single breath. Adam shares some insight into this fascinating sport. Adam Stern is an Australian freediver, 3 x national record holder and PADI freediving instructor trainer.

Adam recently joined what is perhaps the most elite club in freediving – diving to a depth of 100m on a single breath. 

Adam shares some insight into this fascinating sport. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Take a deep breath and enjoy the interview.

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Adam Stern is an Australian freediver, 3 x national record holder and PADI freediving instructor trainer. Adam recently joined what is perhaps the most elite club in freediving - diving to a depth of 100m on a single breath.
Adam Stern is an Australian freediver, 3 x national record holder and PADI freediving instructor trainer.

Adam recently joined what is perhaps the most elite club in freediving - diving to a depth of 100m on a single breath. 

Adam shares some insight into this fascinating sport. 

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Adam Stern (Website)
* Adam Stern (Facebook)
* Adam Stern (Instagram)

Take a deep breath and enjoy the interview.]]>
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#17: Alex Staniforth – Icefall, Surviving an Everest Avalanche http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/alex-staniforth-icefall-surviving-an-everest-avalanche/ Sun, 12 Jun 2016 07:07:40 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1236 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/alex-staniforth-icefall-surviving-an-everest-avalanche/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/alex-staniforth-icefall-surviving-an-everest-avalanche/feed/ 0 Alex Staniforth is no stranger to adversity and overcoming obstacles. Two attempts at summiting Mt Everest have been cut short due to avalanches. Alex shares what he went through being trapped on the mountain when an avalanche hits. Alex Staniforth has achieved more than many would in a lifetime.

Alex is no stranger to adversity and overcoming obstacles including epilepsy, anxiety, depression, bullying and a stammer. 

In 2014, Alex’s first attempt at Everest was cut short when an ice avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides in the Khumbu Icefall.

The following year aged 19, Alex was caught up in an avalanche on Mount Everest just below Camp 1, during his second attempt to climb to the summit. Tragically three of his team mates were killed at Base Camp.

In this interview Alex talks about what it was like surviving the avalanche and being trapped on the mountain.

Alex is also an author and motivational speaker, and offers something very unique – to help others build resilience and overcome their own ‘Everest in life’.

Link mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this episode:


Enjoy the interview.

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Alex Staniforth is no stranger to adversity and overcoming obstacles. Two attempts at summiting Mt Everest have been cut short due to avalanches. Alex shares what he went through being trapped on the mountain when an avalanche hits.
Alex Staniforth has achieved more than many would in a lifetime.

Alex is no stranger to adversity and overcoming obstacles including epilepsy, anxiety, depression, bullying and a stammer. 

In 2014, Alex's first attempt at Everest was cut short when an ice avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides in the Khumbu Icefall.

The following year aged 19, Alex was caught up in an avalanche on Mount Everest just below Camp 1, during his second attempt to climb to the summit. Tragically three of his team mates were killed at Base Camp.

In this interview Alex talks about what it was like surviving the avalanche and being trapped on the mountain.

Alex is also an author and motivational speaker, and offers something very unique - to help others build resilience and overcome their own ‘Everest in life’.

Link mentioned in this episode:

* Alex Staniforth (website)

Book mentioned in this episode:


Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#16: Elise Downing – Running 5,000 Miles Around the Coast of Great Britain http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/elise-downing-running-5000-miles-around-the-coast-of-great-britain/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 08:00:08 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1230 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/elise-downing-running-5000-miles-around-the-coast-of-great-britain/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/elise-downing-running-5000-miles-around-the-coast-of-great-britain/feed/ 0 Elise Downing is attempting to run 5,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain. I catch up with her 3,000 miles and 6.5 months into her mammoth adventure. Elise shares some stories about her adventure so far, her struggles, her mindset and motivations, as well as her fuel of choice – cake. Elise Downing is attempting to run 5,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain.

I catch up with her 3,000 miles and 6.5 months into her mammoth adventure.

Elise shares some stories about her adventure so far, her struggles, her mindset and motivations, as well as her fuel of choice – cake.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Elise Downing is attempting to run 5,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain. I catch up with her 3,000 miles and 6.5 months into her mammoth adventure. Elise shares some stories about her adventure so far, her struggles,
Elise Downing is attempting to run 5,000 miles around the coast of Great Britain.

I catch up with her 3,000 miles and 6.5 months into her mammoth adventure.

Elise shares some stories about her adventure so far, her struggles, her mindset and motivations, as well as her fuel of choice - cake.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Elise Downing (Website)
* Elise Downing (Facebook)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#15: Sarah Williams – Running the Marathon de Sables http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/sarah-williams-marathon-de-sables/ Sun, 29 May 2016 22:57:55 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1219 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/sarah-williams-marathon-de-sables/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/sarah-williams-marathon-de-sables/feed/ 0 Sarah Williams is an author, blogger, podcaster and marathon runner. Sarah has recently completed one of the toughest foot races on Earth - the Marathon de Sables. The MdS is a 6-day, 251km (156 miles) multi-day stage race through southern Morocco in the Sahara Desert, where temperatures often top 50 degrees centigrade. Sarah Williams is an author, blogger, podcaster and marathon runner.

Sarah has recently completed one of the toughest foot races on Earth – the Marathon de Sables.

The MdS is a 6-day, 251km (156 miles) multi-day stage race through southern Morocco in the Sahara Desert, where temperatures often top 50 degrees centigrade.

Sarah talks about what it takes to complete one of the world’s most gruelling adventures.

Links mentioned in this interview:

Books mentioned in this interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Sarah Williams is an author, blogger, podcaster and marathon runner. Sarah has recently completed one of the toughest foot races on Earth - the Marathon de Sables. The MdS is a 6-day, 251km (156 miles) multi-day stage race through southern Morocco in t...
Sarah Williams is an author, blogger, podcaster and marathon runner.

Sarah has recently completed one of the toughest foot races on Earth - the Marathon de Sables.

The MdS is a 6-day, 251km (156 miles) multi-day stage race through southern Morocco in the Sahara Desert, where temperatures often top 50 degrees centigrade.

Sarah talks about what it takes to complete one of the world's most gruelling adventures.

Links mentioned in this interview:

* Tough Girl Challenges

Books mentioned in this interview:



Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#14: Leon McCarron – Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/leon-mccarron-not-all-those-who-wander-are-lost/ Sun, 22 May 2016 08:00:27 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1206 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/leon-mccarron-not-all-those-who-wander-are-lost/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/leon-mccarron-not-all-those-who-wander-are-lost/feed/ 0 Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker, writer and motivational speaker. Leon specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. Some of his past adventures include: Walking 3,000 miles across China and filming a TV show for National Geographic Carried the Olympic Flame along a section of the Northern Irish coast as part of the London 2012 relay Rode 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong Trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman and creating a feature length film called Into The Empty Quarter Followed the longest river in Iran from source to sea, and created a film called Karun Travelled across Argentina on horseback In this interview, Leon talks about his recently completed 1,000 mile walk through the heart of the Middle East. Links mentioned in the interview: Leon McCarron (Website) Walk The Masar (Website) Enjoy the interview. Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker, writer and motivational speaker. Leon specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions.

Some of his past adventures include:

  • Walking 3,000 miles across China and filming a TV show for National Geographic
  • Carried the Olympic Flame along a section of the Northern Irish coast as part of the London 2012 relay
  • Rode 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong
  • Trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman and creating a feature length film called Into The Empty Quarter
  • Followed the longest river in Iran from source to sea, and created a film called Karun
  • Travelled across Argentina on horseback

In this interview, Leon talks about his recently completed 1,000 mile walk through the heart of the Middle East.

Links mentioned in the interview:

Enjoy the interview.

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Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker, writer and motivational speaker. Leon specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions. - Some of his past adventures include: Walking 3,
Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker, writer and motivational speaker. Leon specialises in long distance, human-powered expeditions.

Some of his past adventures include:

* Walking 3,000 miles across China and filming a TV show for National Geographic
* Carried the Olympic Flame along a section of the Northern Irish coast as part of the London 2012 relay
* Rode 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong
* Trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman and creating a feature length film called Into The Empty Quarter
* Followed the longest river in Iran from source to sea, and created a film called Karun
* Travelled across Argentina on horseback

In this interview, Leon talks about his recently completed 1,000 mile walk through the heart of the Middle East.

Links mentioned in the interview:

* Leon McCarron (Website)
* Walk The Masar (Website)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#13: Matt Fitzgerald – How Bad Do You Want It? http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matt-fitzgerald-how-bad-do-you-want-it/ Sun, 15 May 2016 08:00:40 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1200 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matt-fitzgerald-how-bad-do-you-want-it/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matt-fitzgerald-how-bad-do-you-want-it/feed/ 0 Matt Fitzgerald is a marathon runner, Ironman triathlete, coach, certified sports nutritionist and has authored over 20 best selling books. Matt goes into detail about his newly published book "How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle. " Matt Fitzgerald is a marathon runner, Ironman triathlete, coach, certified sports nutritionist and has authored over 20 best selling books.

Matt goes into detail about his newly published book – How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle. 

The books mentioned in this episode are also available in audio format, and can be downloaded FREE along with a 30 day free trial, by visiting http://borntokickarse.com/audible

Books mentioned in this episode:

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Matt Fitzgerald is a marathon runner, Ironman triathlete, coach, certified sports nutritionist and has authored over 20 best selling books. Matt goes into detail about his newly published book "How Bad Do You Want It?
Matt Fitzgerald is a marathon runner, Ironman triathlete, coach, certified sports nutritionist and has authored over 20 best selling books.

Matt goes into detail about his newly published book - How Bad Do You Want It? Mastering the Psychology of Mind over Muscle. 

The books mentioned in this episode are also available in audio format, and can be downloaded FREE along with a 30 day free trial, by visiting http://borntokickarse.com/audible

Books mentioned in this episode:




Links mentioned in this episode:

* Matt Fitzgerald (website)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#12: Squash Falconer – Mt Everest Summit and Paragliding off Mt Blanc http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/squash-falconer-mt-everest-summit-and-paragliding-off-mt-blanc/ Sun, 08 May 2016 08:00:51 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1152 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/squash-falconer-mt-everest-summit-and-paragliding-off-mt-blanc/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/squash-falconer-mt-everest-summit-and-paragliding-off-mt-blanc/feed/ 0 Squash Falconer shares a couple stories including riding a motorbike from England to the foot of Mont Blanc, climbing to the summit, then paragliding off the top! Squash also goes into detail around her successful summit of the tallest mountain on Earth - Mt Everest. Squash Falconer is a British adventurer and mountaineer.

Squash has done some truly incredible things in her life including summiting some of the world’s highest peaks including Mt Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu the world’s 6th highest peak (8,201m).

Squash is also a base jumper, multiple time European Elliptigo champion, she has ridden from Lands End to John O Groats (the full length of Great Britan) and has also ridden 3000 miles around South America filming an adventure documentary.

In this interview Squash shares a couple stories including riding a motorbike from England to the foot of Mont Blanc, climbing to the summit, then paragliding off the top!

Squash also goes into detail around her successful summit of the tallest mountain on Earth – Mt Everest.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this episode:

Victor Frankl – Man’s Search for Meaning

Enjoy the interview.

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Squash Falconer shares a couple stories including riding a motorbike from England to the foot of Mont Blanc, climbing to the summit, then paragliding off the top! Squash also goes into detail around her successful summit of the tallest mountain on Eart...
Squash Falconer is a British adventurer and mountaineer.

Squash has done some truly incredible things in her life including summiting some of the world's highest peaks including Mt Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua and Cho Oyu the world's 6th highest peak (8,201m).

Squash is also a base jumper, multiple time European Elliptigo champion, she has ridden from Lands End to John O Groats (the full length of Great Britan) and has also ridden 3000 miles around South America filming an adventure documentary.

In this interview Squash shares a couple stories including riding a motorbike from England to the foot of Mont Blanc, climbing to the summit, then paragliding off the top!

Squash also goes into detail around her successful summit of the tallest mountain on Earth - Mt Everest.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Squash Falconer (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter
* Instagram
* All pictures used in this post are the property of Squash Falconer and used with her permission

Book mentioned in this episode:
Victor Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning


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Matthew Tommasi: Ultramarathon Runner, Spiritual, Endurance 1:05:19 <iframe width="320" height="30" src="http://borntokickarse.com/?powerpress_embed=1152-podcast&amp;powerpress_player=mediaelement-audio" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"></iframe>
#11: Tarran Kent-Hume – Kayaking the Entire Amazon River http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tarran-kent-hume-kayaking-the-amazon-river/ Sun, 01 May 2016 08:00:53 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1151 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tarran-kent-hume-kayaking-the-amazon-river/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/tarran-kent-hume-kayaking-the-amazon-river/feed/ 0 Tarran Kent-Hume is an Australian adventurer who talks about his latest expedition kayaking 6,500km along the entire length of the Amazon - the longest river on Earth. Tarran Kent-Hume grew up in Tasmania, Australia and at the age of 18 travelled to London on a one-way ticket, where he played semi-professional football for five years.

Tarran was then lured into the corporate world of finance and after a few years soon realised that this wasn’t his true calling in life.

Tarran then set out to change the direction of his life and has since achieved some truly inspirational feats including,

  • Kayaking the entire Amazon River from source to sea – 6,500km
  • Guinness World Record Holder for the longest game of 5-a-side football (46 hours, 870 – 517 goals)
  • Summited Mont Blanc, France
  • Ironman Triathlon, Wales
  • Professional Muay Thai Fight, Thailand (won by Round 2 KO)
  • Semi-finalist in Aesthetic Fitness (Body Building) Competition, Los Angeles

Links mentioned in this episode:

Books mentioned in this episode:

Geoff Colvin – Talent is Overrated

Susan Jeffers – Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Dr Steve Peters – The Chimp Paradox

Enjoy the interview.

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Tarran Kent-Hume is an Australian adventurer who talks about his latest expedition kayaking 6,500km along the entire length of the Amazon - the longest river on Earth.
Tarran Kent-Hume grew up in Tasmania, Australia and at the age of 18 travelled to London on a one-way ticket, where he played semi-professional football for five years.

Tarran was then lured into the corporate world of finance and after a few years soon realised that this wasn't his true calling in life.

Tarran then set out to change the direction of his life and has since achieved some truly inspirational feats including,

* Kayaking the entire Amazon River from source to sea - 6,500km
* Guinness World Record Holder for the longest game of 5-a-side football (46 hours, 870 - 517 goals)
* Summited Mont Blanc, France
* Ironman Triathlon, Wales
* Professional Muay Thai Fight, Thailand (won by Round 2 KO)
* Semi-finalist in Aesthetic Fitness (Body Building) Competition, Los Angeles

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Tarran Kent-Hume (website)
* Facebook
* Twitter / Instagram / Snapchat: @Tarran008
* YouTube

Books mentioned in this episode:
Geoff Colvin - Talent is Overrated

Susan Jeffers - Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway

Dr Steve Peters - The Chimp Paradox


Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#10: George Bullard – World Record Breaking Polar Explorer http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/george-bullard-world-record-breaking-polar-explorer/ Sun, 24 Apr 2016 08:00:57 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1110 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/george-bullard-world-record-breaking-polar-explorer/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/george-bullard-world-record-breaking-polar-explorer/feed/ 0 George Bullard is a British endurance athlete, explorer and adventurer and to date has completed over 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions. In 2008 at the age of 19, George Bullard and Alex Hibbert completed the world's longest fully unsupported polar journey - making a 1,374 mile return crossing of the Greenland Icecap in 113 days. George Bullard is a British endurance athlete, explorer and adventurer and to date has completed over 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions.

In 2008 at the age of 19, George Bullard and Alex Hibbert completed the world’s longest fully unsupported polar journey – making a 1,374 mile return crossing of the Greenland Icecap in 113 days.

On their return journey, they managed to lose two of their food depots, that had been stored in the ice for over 100 days. This left them to survive on 2.5 flapjacks per day for the last 10 days.

To date, George has completed 14 expeditions around the world and guided over 300 people.

Some of these expeditions include,

  • Relay swim across the English Channel
  • Trans Atlantic yacht race (2,796 nautical miles) – from Newport, Rhode Island to the British Isle of Wight
  • Riding 2,300 miles from England to the Greek Island of Zakynthos

Links mentioned in this episode:

Book mentioned in this episode:

Appsley Cherry-Garrard

Enjoy the interview.

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George Bullard is a British endurance athlete, explorer and adventurer and to date has completed over 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions. In 2008 at the age of 19, George Bullard and Alex Hibbert completed the world's longest fully unsupported po...
George Bullard is a British endurance athlete, explorer and adventurer and to date has completed over 2,000 miles on foot in the polar regions.

In 2008 at the age of 19, George Bullard and Alex Hibbert completed the world's longest fully unsupported polar journey - making a 1,374 mile return crossing of the Greenland Icecap in 113 days.

On their return journey, they managed to lose two of their food depots, that had been stored in the ice for over 100 days. This left them to survive on 2.5 flapjacks per day for the last 10 days.

To date, George has completed 14 expeditions around the world and guided over 300 people.

Some of these expeditions include,

* Relay swim across the English Channel
* Trans Atlantic yacht race (2,796 nautical miles) - from Newport, Rhode Island to the British Isle of Wight
* Riding 2,300 miles from England to the Greek Island of Zakynthos

Links mentioned in this episode:

* George Bullard (Website)
* George Bullard (Twitter)
* George Bullard (Facebook)
* George Bullard (Instagram)
* All pictures used in this post are the property of George Bullard and used with his permission

Book mentioned in this episode:
Appsley Cherry-Garrard


Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#9: John Beeden – Solo Pacific Ocean Row http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-beeden-solo-pacific-ocean-row/ Sun, 17 Apr 2016 08:00:43 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1094 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-beeden-solo-pacific-ocean-row/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/john-beeden-solo-pacific-ocean-row/feed/ 0 John Beedon is the first person to successfully row non-stop across the Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Cairns in Australia. Averaging up to 15 hours per day for 209 days, John rowed approximately 14,000km. Having already conquered a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, John Beedon knew in his heart that he still had more.. much more.

In December 2015, John became the first person to successfully row non-stop across the enormous Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Cairns in Australia.

Averaging up to 15 hours per day for 209 days, John rowed approximately 14,000km.

Constantly battling ocean winds and currents, John would regularly be blown hundreds of kilometres backwards.

What makes John’s story truly remarkable, is that he has also survived open heart surgery.

Enjoy the interview.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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John Beedon is the first person to successfully row non-stop across the Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Cairns in Australia. Averaging up to 15 hours per day for 209 days, John rowed approximately 14,000km.
Having already conquered a solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean, John Beedon knew in his heart that he still had more.. much more.

In December 2015, John became the first person to successfully row non-stop across the enormous Pacific Ocean, from San Francisco to Cairns in Australia.

Averaging up to 15 hours per day for 209 days, John rowed approximately 14,000km.

Constantly battling ocean winds and currents, John would regularly be blown hundreds of kilometres backwards.

What makes John's story truly remarkable, is that he has also survived open heart surgery.

Enjoy the interview.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Solo Pacific Row
* Twitter @solopacificrow
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#8: Craig Percival – 8 Ironmans, in 8 States, in 8 Consecutive Days http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/craig-percival-8-in-8-in-8/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:41:43 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1073 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/craig-percival-8-in-8-in-8/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/craig-percival-8-in-8-in-8/feed/ 0 In March 2016, Craig Percival completed 8 full Iron distance triathlons, in 8 of Australia's states and territories, in 8 consecutive days. In this interview Craig talks about what he went through and what kept him going. For many triathletes, completing an Ironman is the ultimate test of endurance – swimming 3.86km (2.4 miles), riding 180.25km (112 miles), running 42.195km (26.2 miles).

Some athletes are talented enough to then qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii – the Mecca of triathlons.

Fewer still dare to attempt the Ultraman – a double Ironman over three days.

Only a handful of humans have attempted the Epic 5 Challenge – five Iron distance triathlons, over five days, on five Hawaiian islands.

Then there is Craig Percival..

Who in March 2016 completed the 8-in-8-in-8 (8 full Iron distance triathlons, in 8 of Australia’s states and territories, in 8 consecutive days).

In this interview Craig talks about what he went through and what kept him going.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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In March 2016, Craig Percival completed 8 full Iron distance triathlons, in 8 of Australia's states and territories, in 8 consecutive days. In this interview Craig talks about what he went through and what kept him going.
For many triathletes, completing an Ironman is the ultimate test of endurance - swimming 3.86km (2.4 miles), riding 180.25km (112 miles), running 42.195km (26.2 miles).

Some athletes are talented enough to then qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii - the Mecca of triathlons.

Fewer still dare to attempt the Ultraman - a double Ironman over three days.

Only a handful of humans have attempted the Epic 5 Challenge - five Iron distance triathlons, over five days, on five Hawaiian islands.

Then there is Craig Percival..

Who in March 2016 completed the 8-in-8-in-8 (8 full Iron distance triathlons, in 8 of Australia's states and territories, in 8 consecutive days).

In this interview Craig talks about what he went through and what kept him going.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* No Limits Endurance
* 8 Ironmans in 8 Days around Australia (Facebook)
* Craig Percival (Twitter)
* Craig Percival (Instagram)

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#7: Vlad Ixel – Vegan Ultrarunning Champion http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/vlad-ixel-vegan-ultrarunning-champion/ Sun, 10 Apr 2016 02:19:47 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=993 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/vlad-ixel-vegan-ultrarunning-champion/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/vlad-ixel-vegan-ultrarunning-champion/feed/ 0 Vlad Ixel is a true champion in every sense of the word. Based in Hong Kong, Vlad has been tearing up the ultra trail scene in South East Asia with some devastating wins over the past few years. Vlad's commitment and approach to health, nutrition, training and racing is evident, and his determined mindset is extremely inspiring. Vlad Ixel is a true champion in every sense of the word.

Based in Hong Kong, Vlad has been tearing up the ultra trail scene in South East Asia with some devastating wins over the past few years including,

  • 1st – TMBT ultra marathon 100km, Malaysia, 2013
  • 1st – The North Face 100km, Singapore, 2013
  • 1st – The North Face 100km (8:34 course record), Thailand, 2014
  • 1st – The North Face 100km, Singapore, 2014
  • 1st – Trans Lantau 100km, Hong Kong, 2015
  • 1st – The North Face 100km, Hong Kong, 2015

Vlad Ixel’s commitment and approach to health, nutrition, training and racing is evident, and his determined mindset is extremely inspiring.

Book mentioned in this episode:

Ultramarathon Man – Dean Karnazes
Ultramarathon Man - Dean KarnazesLinks mentioned in this episode:

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Vlad Ixel is a true champion in every sense of the word. Based in Hong Kong, Vlad has been tearing up the ultra trail scene in South East Asia with some devastating wins over the past few years. Vlad's commitment and approach to health, nutrition,
Vlad Ixel is a true champion in every sense of the word.

Based in Hong Kong, Vlad has been tearing up the ultra trail scene in South East Asia with some devastating wins over the past few years including,

* 1st - TMBT ultra marathon 100km, Malaysia, 2013
* 1st - The North Face 100km, Singapore, 2013
* 1st - The North Face 100km (8:34 course record), Thailand, 2014
* 1st - The North Face 100km, Singapore, 2014
* 1st - Trans Lantau 100km, Hong Kong, 2015
* 1st - The North Face 100km, Hong Kong, 2015

Vlad Ixel's commitment and approach to health, nutrition, training and racing is evident, and his determined mindset is extremely inspiring.

Book mentioned in this episode:
Ultramarathon Man - Dean Karnazes
Links mentioned in this episode:


* Vlad Ixel
* Vlad Ixel (Facebook)
* The North Face
* Pictures used with Vlad's permission

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#6: Andy DuBois – Ultrarunning Guru http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-dubois-ultrarunning-guru/ Sun, 03 Apr 2016 12:04:11 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=979 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-dubois-ultrarunning-guru/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andy-dubois-ultrarunning-guru/feed/ 0 Andy DuBois is one of Australia's most respected ultra running coaches. Andy has a very scientific, and current approach to training and has completed multiple Ironman triathlons, 100 mile ultramarathons including UTMB. Andy DuBois - UTMB2

Andy DuBois is one of Australia’s most respected ultra running coaches and is based out of Byron Bay in NSW.

Andy has a very scientific, and current approach to training and has completed:

  • multiple Ironman triathlons – twice finishing the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships
  • in 2007 completed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in 28 hours 48mins
  • won the 2008 Pennine 100 miler in Derbyshire, England
  • represented Australia in the 2009 World Trail Running Championships in the French Alps
  • won the 2010 114 mile Hardmoors ultramarathon in England

Andy Dubois’s knowledge of endurance sees him coaching many of the elite ultra runners from Australia and Asia.

Links mentioned in this episode:

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Andy DuBois is one of Australia's most respected ultra running coaches. Andy has a very scientific, and current approach to training and has completed multiple Ironman triathlons, 100 mile ultramarathons including UTMB.
Andy DuBois is one of Australia's most respected ultra running coaches and is based out of Byron Bay in NSW.

Andy has a very scientific, and current approach to training and has completed:

* multiple Ironman triathlons - twice finishing the Hawaiian Ironman World Championships
* in 2007 completed the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc in 28 hours 48mins
* won the 2008 Pennine 100 miler in Derbyshire, England
* represented Australia in the 2009 World Trail Running Championships in the French Alps
* won the 2010 114 mile Hardmoors ultramarathon in England

Andy Dubois's knowledge of endurance sees him coaching many of the elite ultra runners from Australia and Asia.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Mile 27
* Mile 27 (Facebook)
* Andy DuBois (Twitter)
* Andy Dubois (Instagram)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#5: Ben Duffus – How to Win Trail Ultramarathons whilst Studying for a PhD http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-duffus-how-to-win-trail-ultramarathons-whilst-studying-for-a-phd-in-theoretical-physics/ Tue, 01 Mar 2016 12:36:45 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=934 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-duffus-how-to-win-trail-ultramarathons-whilst-studying-for-a-phd-in-theoretical-physics/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/ben-duffus-how-to-win-trail-ultramarathons-whilst-studying-for-a-phd-in-theoretical-physics/feed/ 0 Ben Duffus is one of Australia's best ultra trail runners and loves mountains - the steeper the better, and has has a slew of victories under his belt. In 2014, Ben also podiumed (3rd place + 1st Junior) in the Skyrunning World Championships (80km - Mont-Blanc), against the best in the world. To top it all off, Ben is also currently studying for his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Queensland. Ben is an absolute speed demon and one of the rising stars of Australian trail running. Ben Duffus

Ben Duffus is one of Australia’s best ultra trail runners and loves mountains. The steeper the better.

Ben has a slew of victories under his belt including wins at,

  • Sky Rock n’ Run Marathon (42km)
  • Kawerau King of the Mountain (7.5km)
  • Hounslow Classic (68km)
  • River to Rooftop (1040 stairs)
  • Coastal High 50 (50km)
  • Pomona King of the Mountain (4.2km)
  • Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon (42km)
  • Surf Coast Century (100km)

In 2014, Ben also podiumed (3rd place + 1st Junior) in the Skyrunning World Championships (80km – Mont-Blanc), against the best in the world.

To top it all off, Ben is also currently studying for his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Queensland.

Ben is an absolute speed demon and true inspiration.

Book mentioned in this episode:

How Bad Do You Want It – Matt Fitzgerald

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Ben Duffus is one of Australia's best ultra trail runners and loves mountains - the steeper the better, and has has a slew of victories under his belt. In 2014, Ben also podiumed (3rd place + 1st Junior) in the Skyrunning World Championships (80km - Mo...
Ben Duffus is one of Australia's best ultra trail runners and loves mountains. The steeper the better.

Ben has a slew of victories under his belt including wins at,

* Sky Rock n' Run Marathon (42km)
* Kawerau King of the Mountain (7.5km)
* Hounslow Classic (68km)
* River to Rooftop (1040 stairs)
* Coastal High 50 (50km)
* Pomona King of the Mountain (4.2km)
* Shotover Moonlight Mountain Marathon (42km)
* Surf Coast Century (100km)

In 2014, Ben also podiumed (3rd place + 1st Junior) in the Skyrunning World Championships (80km - Mont-Blanc), against the best in the world.

To top it all off, Ben is also currently studying for his PhD in Theoretical Physics at the University of Queensland.

Ben is an absolute speed demon and true inspiration.

Book mentioned in this episode:
How Bad Do You Want It - Matt Fitzgerald
Links mentioned in this episode:

* Ben Duffus
* Ben Duffus (Facebook)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#4: Richard Bowles – Running the World’s Longest Mountain Trails http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/richard-bowles-how-to-run-the-worlds-longest-mountain-trails/ Thu, 25 Feb 2016 11:26:34 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=925 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/richard-bowles-how-to-run-the-worlds-longest-mountain-trails/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/richard-bowles-how-to-run-the-worlds-longest-mountain-trails/feed/ 0 Richard Bowles is an adventure runner who has run some of the world's longest mountain trails. He is the first person the have run the world's longest marked trail - Australia's Bicentennial Nation Trail from Healesville, Victoria to Cooktown, Far North Queensland a total of 5,330 km along the Great Dividing Mountain Range. Richard Bowles 2

Richard Bowles is an adventure runner who has run some of the world’s longest mountain trails.

He is the first person the have run the world’s longest marked trail – Australia’s Bicentennial Nation Trail from Healesville, Victoria to Cooktown, Far North Queensland a total of 5,330 km along the Great Dividing Mountain Range.

Three weeks later, Richard then ran the entire length of New Zealand’s mountainous Te Araroa Trail, a distance of 3,054 km.

Richard has run Israel’s National Trail, covering its 1,009 km length in 14 days.

He is the record holder for the 1,200 km Heyson Trail in South Australia, completing this in 14 days.

Richard is also the first person to run the base of an exploding volcano in Northern Sumatra.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Enjoy the interview.

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Richard Bowles is an adventure runner who has run some of the world's longest mountain trails. He is the first person the have run the world's longest marked trail - Australia's Bicentennial Nation Trail from Healesville, Victoria to Cooktown,
Richard Bowles is an adventure runner who has run some of the world's longest mountain trails.

He is the first person the have run the world's longest marked trail - Australia's Bicentennial Nation Trail from Healesville, Victoria to Cooktown, Far North Queensland a total of 5,330 km along the Great Dividing Mountain Range.

Three weeks later, Richard then ran the entire length of New Zealand's mountainous Te Araroa Trail, a distance of 3,054 km.

Richard has run Israel's National Trail, covering its 1,009 km length in 14 days.

He is the record holder for the 1,200 km Heyson Trail in South Australia, completing this in 14 days.

Richard is also the first person to run the base of an exploding volcano in Northern Sumatra.

Links mentioned in this episode:

* Richard Bowles
* UltraRunnerRich (Facebook)

Enjoy the interview.]]>
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#3: Andrew Hedgman – Running the Length of New Zealand http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andrew-hedgman-how-to-run-the-length-of-new-zealand/ Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:30:49 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=892 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andrew-hedgman-how-to-run-the-length-of-new-zealand/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/andrew-hedgman-how-to-run-the-length-of-new-zealand/feed/ 0 At the age of 22, Andrew Hedgman ran the entire length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island, to Bluff at the very bottom of the South Island, a distance of approximately 2,200km – in 28 days, averaging 80km per day. At the age of 22, Andrew Hedgman ran the entire length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island, to Bluff at the very bottom of the South Island, a distance of approximately 2,200km – in 28 days, averaging 80km per day.

Some of Andrew’s other running accomplishments include:

  • Brisbane to Sydney (1,000 km)
  • Lycian Way Ultra (250km)
  • Brisbane to Sunshine Coast (200km)
  • Plus numerous other ultras

Books mentioned in this episode:

Total Recall – Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ultra Marathon Man – Dean Karnazes

Running Hot – Lisa Tamati

Links mentioned in this episode:

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At the age of 22, Andrew Hedgman ran the entire length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island, to Bluff at the very bottom of the South Island, a distance of approximately 2,200km – in 28 days, averaging 80km per day.
At the age of 22, Andrew Hedgman ran the entire length of New Zealand, from Cape Reinga at the tip of the North Island, to Bluff at the very bottom of the South Island, a distance of approximately 2,200km - in 28 days, averaging 80km per day.

Some of Andrew's other running accomplishments include:

* Brisbane to Sydney (1,000 km)
* Lycian Way Ultra (250km)
* Brisbane to Sunshine Coast (200km)
* Plus numerous other ultras

Books mentioned in this episode:
Total Recall - Arnold Schwarzenegger

Ultra Marathon Man - Dean Karnazes

Running Hot - Lisa Tamati


Links mentioned in this episode:

* Andrew Hedgman
* Andrew Hedgman (Facebook)
* Buff
* Hoka One One
* Bonk Breaker
* Skratch Labs
* Zensah

Enjoy the interview]]>
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#2: Dave Alley – How to Ride and Run Around Australia http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dave-alley-how-to-ride-and-run-around-australia/ Sat, 06 Feb 2016 23:12:08 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=829 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dave-alley-how-to-ride-and-run-around-australia/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/dave-alley-how-to-ride-and-run-around-australia/feed/ 0 David Alley is the only person to have cycled AND run around Australia, and holds three world records - fastest cycle around Australia, fastest 10,000km run, fastest run around Australia David Alley

Dave Alley is an extraordinary man. I had the pleasure of interviewing him and the thing that struck me most was how humble he is.

It is hard to comprehend the enormity and scale of his achievements, and the pain and suffering he endured.

David Alley is the only person to have cycled AND run around Australia, and holds three world records.

World Record #1 – Fastest Cycle Around Australia

  • 14,251 km
  • 37 days – 20 hours – 45 minutes

World Record #2 – Fastest 10,000 km Run

  • 127 days – 10 hours – 51 minutes.

World Record #3 – Fastest Run Around Australia

  • 13,383 km
  • 169 days – 15 hours – 31 minutes

Dave is an incredible human being and a true inspiration.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

Transcript

Click here to download the transcript for Episode 2 (PDF 212kb)

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David Alley is the only person to have cycled AND run around Australia, and holds three world records - fastest cycle around Australia, fastest 10,000km run, fastest run around Australia
Dave Alley is an extraordinary man. I had the pleasure of interviewing him and the thing that struck me most was how humble he is.

It is hard to comprehend the enormity and scale of his achievements, and the pain and suffering he endured.

David Alley is the only person to have cycled AND run around Australia, and holds three world records.
World Record #1 - Fastest Cycle Around Australia

* 14,251 km
* 37 days - 20 hours - 45 minutes

World Record #2 - Fastest 10,000 km Run

* 127 days - 10 hours - 51 minutes.

World Record #3 - Fastest Run Around Australia

* 13,383 km
* 169 days - 15 hours - 31 minutes

Dave is an incredible human being and a true inspiration.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

* Race Around Australia
* Dave Alley Race Around Australia (Facebook)
* Alley Health and Fitness Australia
* Alley Health and Fitness Australia (Facebook)

Transcript
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#1: Matthew Tommasi – Welcome to the Born to Kick Arse Podcast http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matthew-tommasi-welcome-to-the-born-to-kick-arse-podcast/ Sat, 28 Nov 2015 01:00:48 +0000 http://borntokickarse.com/?p=1 http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matthew-tommasi-welcome-to-the-born-to-kick-arse-podcast/#respond http://borntokickarse.com/podcast/matthew-tommasi-welcome-to-the-born-to-kick-arse-podcast/feed/ 0 In this very first episode I give an introduction to myself, as well as an overview of the content and direction that I plan to take this podcast. I will be interviewing incredibly inspiring people and try to extract as much knowledge and wisdom as I can from them. These conversations aim to inspire you in taking steps towards achieving your own goals - no matter how big or small. Welcome aboard! Welcome to the Born to Kick Arse Podcast!

In this very first episode I give an introduction to myself, as well as an overview of the content and direction that I plan to take this podcast.

I will be interviewing incredibly inspiring people and try to extract as much knowledge and wisdom as I can from them.

These conversations aim to inspire you in taking steps towards achieving your own goals – no matter how big or small.

Welcome aboard!

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In this very first episode I give an introduction to myself, as well as an overview of the content and direction that I plan to take this podcast. I will be interviewing incredibly inspiring people and try to extract as much knowledge and wisdom as I c...
Welcome to the Born to Kick Arse Podcast!

In this very first episode I give an introduction to myself, as well as an overview of the content and direction that I plan to take this podcast.

I will be interviewing incredibly inspiring people and try to extract as much knowledge and wisdom as I can from them.

These conversations aim to inspire you in taking steps towards achieving your own goals - no matter how big or small.

Welcome aboard!]]>
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