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Running the Sahara Desert and Scaling Everest w/ Charlie Engle  — Barbell Shrugged - 344

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Charlie Engle is an ultramarathon runner, an adventure-seeker, a global explorer, and a philanthropist. He's also a recovering crack addict, a convicted felon, and a man driven to the edge of human endurance and achievement.

 

Charlie is the author of Running Man: A Memoir of Ultra-Endurance, a gripping, vivid, gritty, funny, unforgettable memoir chronicling his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking 4500-mile run across the Sahara Desert, his decade long struggle with addiction, and an unfortunate stint in federal prison for mortgage fraud.

 

In this episode, we talk about how Charlie went from doing crack cocaine to ultra marathons, whether running is a healthy addiction, how Charline ran two marathons a day for 111 straight days, the chronicles of starting a foundation with Matt Damon for clean drinking water, and more.

 

Note from Charlie: Please visit water.org to raise awareness for global water crisis.

 

Enjoy!

- Doug and Anders

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