Michael Arnstein is 36 years old and is a father of three. He completed the Ironman in Hawaii four times with a personal best of 9:38, and has run some of the legendary ultra events like Badwater and the Leadville 100 and has a 100 mile PR of 12:57. In April he will run Boston for the 18th time in a row and he has completed over 100 marathons. So how does a guy go from a 2:45 marathon to a 2:28? Michael eats only fruits and vegetables -he is a Fruitarian- and he feels that has made all the difference in the world.
The Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes, came on with us the night before his tenth Badwater Ultramarathon. LOVE his comments on our need to get outside our comfort zone and test ourselves. The man, as always, was spot on.
David Goggins is a long time friend of Competitor Radio. He went from a 280 pound power lifting Navy SEAL to an obsessed endurance animal. Forced to take some time off with a major heart issue, David is back and as fun to chat with as ever!
How many runners out there have run a 2:17 marathon to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Trials and also run the infamous Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa-he took 11th- and the 135 mile Adventure Corps Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley-he took third-…. all in the same summer? Michael Wardian also runs marathons dressed up as Spiderman and has set world records while pushing one of his kids in a Baby Jogger. LOVE this guy!
Martin Franklin, who is a long time endurance athlete, wanted to do something to connect with his employees that involved fitness. So what did he do? Over ten days, he joined folks from 10 of the Jarden company locations for 10K runs. For a man who has completed Badwater, Ironman and the Leadville 100, his 10/10/10 experience turned out to be one of his best adventures ever.
Amy Palmiero-Winters lost her leg at the age of 18 in a motorcycle accident in 1994 and she’ll tell you in no uncertain terms that it was the best thing that ever happened to her. After over 20 operations to try and save her leg, Amy had it amputated three years later at the age of 21. She is a mother of two, a runner, a triathlete and in 2009 she became the first amputee to win an ultramarathon outright and to make the US National Team going to France this summer. In 2010 she will attempt to finish both the Western States 100 and Badwater. Amy was a blast to chat with.