Tea with a Titan, Episode 17: Ferg Hawke, Decorated ultra-marathoner

Tea with a Titan, episode 017 Ferg Hawke, Decorated ultra-marathoner

Guest Titan: Ferg Hawke, Decorated ultra-marathoner.

Tea of choice: Coffee!

What we cover: In 2006, my husband Chad was preparing for his first Ironman event when someone gave him a copy of a documentary called The Distance of Truth. The Distance of Truth fast became Chad’s favourite go-to during long rides on his trainer. The film chronicles ultra-runner Ferg Hawke on his quest to complete Badwater, which at 135 miles or about 216 km, is said to be the toughest foot race on earth in the hottest place on earth: Death Valley, California. To have Ferg as a guest on this episode was a full circle moment for us; he represents for Chad the start of his belief that we really can redefine who we are and who we want to become. The first North American to finish the gruelling Marathon Des Sables across the Moroccan Sahara in the Top Ten, Ferg is also a two-time second-place finisher at Badwater, coming in closely behind legendary runners Dean Karnazes and Scott Jurek. But he wasn’t always this guy. Once overweight, he dropped the pounds and changed his lifestyle, reinventing himself along the way. Today he is an avid adventurer currently training to trek up to Everest Base Camp, and volunteers as a run guide on Youth Expeditions with the organization Impossible to Possible.

How you can learn more:

What book do we recommend you download for free? Right here, right now? Touching the Void by Joe Simpson

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