126: Charlie Engle | Runs for his Life

Running across the Sahara, all 4600 miles, 50 miles a day for 111 consecutive days. That’s what Ultrarunner Charlie Engle did to raise 6 million dollars for H20 Africa (now Water.org). In doing so he took his passion and did good with it. Engle overcame addiction and an unexpected jail sentence, but instead of running away from adversity, he embraced it. He started running marathons which turned into a gateway for more daunting races like ecochallenges. All told he’s been racing for 30 years. His top piece of advice: attempting to make your life easier is a mistake.

Lessons:

1. Welcome some suffering when it enters your life, some of the greatest lessons are from hardship.

2. Keep forward momentum going. 

3. Find a way to use what you love to improve the world. 


Links:
Charlie Engle
Water.org: Water Charity For Safe Water & Sanitation

CREDITS

– Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
– Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
– Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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