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The Legend of the Death Race Podcast

The Legend of the Death Race Podcast

By Tony Matesi
Listen to the legends of past Death Racers as they tell tales of the Courage, Power, and Wisdom it takes to conquer all of life's obstacles. Hear humans from all walks of life share their legends of conquering fear, overcoming obesity, defeating inner demons, and pushing far beyond the perceived limits of human potential. Join me as we dive deep into these stories that have only recently emerged from one of the world's most challenging races. This is the Legend of the Death Race Podcast.
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The Power of Sobriety and Single Motherhood with Tera Spencer | LotDR Episode 049
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this week's episode, we hear from Tera Spencer, a single mother who got sober and found fitness as her new outlet. Upon discovering fitness, she found Camp Rhino in Las Vegas, and shortly after met the one and only Rob Barger, after crewing the 2014 Death Race, the compelling need to compete herself took over. Tera's story is woven with many lessons all aspiring endurance athletes can learn from. Tune in to learn how her Death Race unfolds. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Tera on Instagram @teribbleepnw Book mentions: The Long Walk by Stephen King Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof 💀 What's Up in My World: This week I had to shake the funk and get out for a run as well as pick some pumpkins with my better half. Enjoying the weather while the sun still shines!! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
55:10
October 22, 2020
‘Family Reach’ Ambassador Mynet Velez | LotDR Episode 048
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. This week Tony continues his conversations with a string of female interviews with Mynet Velez, Law Enforcement Officer, and ambassador of Family Reach; a non-profit that raises money to help cover the living expenses of families as they battle cancer. 'Ma' (as she is affectionately called) speaks about her New Jersey roots, how she incorporated fitness into her life while raising her children, her passion for teaching personal defense, and how her compassion for others led her to compete in the Spartan Death Race. Her story takes several incredible twists you won't want to miss; tune in!! Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Mynet Velez on Instagram Book mentions: Wouldn't Take Nothing from My Journey Now by Maya Angelou Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck 💀 What's Up in My World: This week I had to shake the funk and get out for a run as well as pick some pumpkins with my better half. Enjoying the weather while the sun still shines!! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
55:59
October 8, 2020
International Death Racer Alex Terrazas | LotDR Episode 047
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. Alex Terrazas is an International Spartan Championship racer who caught his first glimpse of the Death Race in 2014 when he volunteered for the Mexico Death Race. With the help of some gentle persuasion, he traveled to Vermont to participate in summer 2015’s race. Listen to this weeks' episode as he shares his experience with Tony and highlights the important growth that athletes cultivate when they seek to advance outside their comfort zone. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Alex Terrazas on Instagram Book mentions: Run or Die by Kilian Jornet Born to Run by Christopher McDougall 💀 What's Up in My World: With the beautiful fall weather, I've been slowing down and taking in the beauty of the PNW surroundings and still getting to the rocking climbing gym. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
52:37
October 1, 2020
The Original "Barn Beast" Jason Jaksetic | LotDR Episode 046
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this week's episode, Tony catches up with the creator of the Spartan WOD, Jason Jaksetic. Jason was no stranger to the world of endurance races when he found himself living on Joe’s property to train for the Death Race; earning him the nickname “Barn Beast”. He shares his hindsight on what motivated him to get outside his comfort zone, what he gained from his experience, and how the race changed his perspective on the pleasure and growth we can seek in the suffering. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Jason Jaksetic on Facebook Jason Jaksetic on Instagram Book mentions: Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari 💀 What's Up in My World: While the air quality up here has improved dramatically, I'm on a current kick with indoor rock climbing at Vertical World in North Seattle. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:05:50
September 24, 2020
The Formidable Leyla Di Cori | LotDR Episode 045
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In Episode 45 we catch up with Leyla Di Cori, a veteran of both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Death Races. Up until two months ago, Leyla had spent the better part of the past decade training for the day where she would finally earn her skull. That is, until earlier this summer when she received a diagnosis of cancer. Listen as she tells her story with humor and authenticity; reminding us how lucky we are to have suffered together and calls upon her death race family to give her the strength to overcome her biggest obstacle yet. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Leyla Di Cori on Facebook Leyla Ester Di Cori on Instagram Book mentions: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall The Art of War by Sun Tzu 💀 What's Up in My World: The planet is on fire and the air here is unsafe to be out in. So, currently, I'm getting a great workout in patience. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:17:11
September 17, 2020
Marine Corps Major Maggie Seymour | LotDR Episode 044
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. On this week’s legend, we meet Marine Corps Major Maggie Seymour. In 2014 Maggie’s military experience had already taught her how to play the Death Race game; go hard, get out of your head, hack the system. And yet something went awry in 2014. Unphased, she carried on with life until a familiar friend suggested giving Death Race another shot. Listen as she recalls how those three days finally gave her the Death Race experience she had been looking for. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Maggie Seymour on Facebook Book mentions: Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek Man's Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl Love is Not Enough by Mark Manson Fault in Our Stars by John Green Endure by Alex Hutchinson Peak Performance by Brad Stulberg 💀 What's Up in My World: Took advantage of the long weekend to drive out to Snoqualmie Mountain Range and run up Zig Zag Trail in Olallie State Park. It was straight up and it definitely zigged and zagged! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.
1:27:01
September 10, 2020
The Ever Charitable Frank Fumich | LotDR Episode 043
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this weeks' forty-third podcast episode, we talk to Frank Fumich; an entrepreneur whose racing career includes raising funds for causes close to his heart. Listen as he recalls his history leading up to his 2011 legend after meeting one of the founders of the Death Race and pivots from his familiar world of racing and climbing to take on an adventure full of unknowns. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Frank Fumich on Facebook 💀 What's Up in My World: This weekend I took it easy and did a light jog through one of the local parks here in Seattle. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
38:18
September 3, 2020
Winner of the First Death Race Ever Doug Lewis | LotDR Episode 042
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. This week's podcast features the father of all death racers, 2007 Inaugural Winner Doug Lewis. Doug, was an Olympic medalist in skiing who went into the Death Race expecting little more than a quick trail run on that fateful day 13 years ago.  Fast forward through race history and we find that the roots of the Death Race continue to share many common themes today. Values including willingness, uncertainty, and the drive to overcome any obstacle in the path. I hope you enjoy this unbelievable story of the first-ever Death Race. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Eliteam.com 💀 What's Up in My World: This weekend I worked on some much-needed recovery and finished reading The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance By David Epstein. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
45:56
August 27, 2020
'Super Dad' Death Racer Jesus Chavez | LotDR Episode 041
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the forty-first episode, we catch up with Jesus Chavez as he recalls his experience from the 2014 Summer and Mexico Death Races. His legend includes creative ways to train for the Vermont slopes in the flatlands of the Midwest, with a throwback to one of the original Death Race training camps. Most importantly, Jesus talks about his greatest inspiration and describes the unique way he keeps them at the forefront of his mind as he tackled the grueling challenges that are synonymous with The Death Race. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! 📚 Book Mentions: David Goggins - Can't Hurt Me Ella Kociuba - All Things Ella ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Jesus Chavez on Facebook 💀 What's Up in My World: This weekend I got to run Glacier Peak C2C with a couple of friends - 30.38 miles with 10,246' of gain in 18hrs 56mins. That was a big day! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
46:45
August 20, 2020
The Jovial Death Racer - John Chambers | LotDR Episode 040
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. Join us as we catch up with Scottish Death Racer John Chambers. John is a next-generation Death Racer who came to the event through the Spartan Agoge and a series of other endurance challenges from ‘Across the Pond’; listen as he recalls with delightful humor battling emergency surgeries, training deadlines, and an ambitious race schedule in his pursuit of the skull. Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! 📚 Book Mentions: The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo The Rise of the Ultra Runner by Adharanand Finn ⤵️ Follow the Guest: John Chambers @idesignthisway on Instagram 💀 What's Up in My World: Spent the weekend in The Enchantments climbing both Dragontail and Little Annapurna - 21 miles with 7250' of gain in 9hrs 53. That's what we call, a good time. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:01:25
August 13, 2020
Sage Advice From Determined Winter Death Racer Dion Mindykowski | LotDR Episode 039
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-ninth episode of the podcast, we hear from Dion Mindykowski. In 2014 Dion happened upon a chance meeting with one of Death Race’s most recognizable figures, leading him down the path that would become his legend. Recognizing his strength in cold weather led him to discover the drive to face the more challenging climates of the Vermont summers. Through all his races he regularly draws on his experience from previous events to help him move ever closer to his goals. Listen as he recalls his most memorable moments and the continued quest for more… Make sure you subscribe, so you don't miss an episode. Also, don't forget to leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! 📚 Book Mentions: Endure by Alex Hutchinson Running with Sherman by Christopher McDougall ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Follow Dion @mystery_of_dionysus on Instagram 💀 What's Up in My World: I visited Mount Rainier National Park and explored the Third Burroughs Mountain, what a view! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
56:59
August 6, 2020
Cancer Couldn't Stop Him at Death Race - Jeff Robinette | LotDR Episode 038
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-eighth episode of the podcast, we connect with Jeff Robinette, who competed in the 2012 Summer Death Race as well as the 2015 Winter Death Race. At the time, Jeff had been diagnosed with cancer, but he never let it stop him from challenging himself to go beyond his limits. We discuss what mindset it takes to train and compete with cancer, how he navigated both of his Death Races, and the lessons learned along the way. Jeff has overcome some formidable obstacles, tune in to learn from his approach to tackling life's biggest obstacles, and enjoy the show! Thank you so much for tuning in. Make sure you subscribe, so you don't miss an episode. Also, don't forget to leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! 📚 Book Mentions: Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Jeff Robinette 💀 What's Up in My World: Kayaked 7.5  miles down Sammamish River from Redmond, WA to Woodinville, Wa, the wildlife was incredible. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:14:53
July 30, 2020
Death Race from the Early Days with Anthony Capone | LotDR Episode 037
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-seventh episode of the podcast, we connect with Anthony Capone who first started participating in Death Race all the way back in 2008. You're in for a real treat with this episode as we go back in time and review some of the crazy challenges faced over the years. Tune in to find out why Anthony kept coming back for more and more after each year, to learn some fun history about the Death Race, and hear how the race helped Anthony to develop the confidence to accomplish the seemingly impossible. Enjoy the show and thank you so much for tuning in. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Also, don't forget to leave a review. This podcast relies on its awesome listeners to keep things going so if you enjoy the show consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! 📚 Book Mentions: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer ⤵️ Follow the Guest: The 50-Mile Hike 💀 What's Up in My World: Taking a break for a week or two from summitting volcanos before heading back out for some more adventure! Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:03:02
July 23, 2020
Mastering Emotions and Making Deals - Francis Gennarelli | LotDR Episode 036
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-sixth episode of the podcast, we connect with Francis Gennarelli, owner of Mud Sweat Tears in Verona, NJ, who started racing competitively and fell in love with endurance events. Francis qualified and competed in all 3 Spartan Ultra World Championships in Iceland and Sweden taking 2nd place in his AG in 2019. He's a CPT, Spartan SGX Coach, and CrossFit L1 trainer. Hear about how Francis almost missed the start, how he got into this sport, the importance of mastering emotions, and the great art of making a deal. Enjoy the show and thank you so much for tuning in. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss an episode. Also, don't forget to leave a review. This podcast relies on its awesome listeners to keep things going so if you enjoy the show consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey! ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Mud Sweat Tears on Instagram @mud_sweat_tears_1 💀 What's Up in My World: I summited Mt Hood and Mt Adams over the past two weekends. Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
54:31
July 16, 2020
Developing the Confidence and Courage to Death Race - Ashley Alarcon | LotDR Episode 035
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-fifth episode of the podcast, we connect with one of the latest generations of Death Racer, Ashley Alarcon who competed in the 2019 Death Race. Previously a belly dancer, Ashley takes us on her interesting journey to the 2019 Death Race. From failing her first Spartan Race to competing in a Death Race, it took time to develop the confidence and courage to sign up, but once she had it, she was in it. We discuss the importance of teamwork even when you're not explicitly told to work as a team, how friends can help with accountability, and you'll also hear about some very interesting hallucinations, some of which we've heard similar tales of on previous episodes. Listen to Ashley's mindset for tackling new challenges and thanks for tuning in, enjoy the show! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Ashley Alarcon on Instagram 💀 What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
59:17
July 9, 2020
The Highs and Lows of Team Death Race with Shane, Matt, Valerie, and Stephen | LotDR Episode 034
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-fourth episode of the podcast, we decided to bring an entire team back together to discuss their team Death Race. In this episode, you'll hear about the Team Death Race experience of previous guests Shane Ellison and Matt Waller, as well as their fellow teammates Valerie Smith and Stephen Crawford. We discuss what it was like to find a team, training thousands of miles apart, and the overall experience of trying to work together under manufactured chaos. It's a wild episode. Enjoy the show! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Shane Ellison's Episode Matt Waller on Instagram  Valerie Smith @valerie_smith_powerlifter on Instagram Stephen Crawford @bowtiedrunner on Instagram  💀 What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
45:39
July 2, 2020
Owner of Battle Unicorn Training - Morgan McKay | LotDR Episode 033
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-third episode of the podcast, we connect with Morgan McKay, the Canadian woman who made my first Death Race finish possible. Morgan and I take a trip down memory lane and reminisce about the 2012 Death Race and share how we both helped each other to continue racing even when everyone else was literally telling us to quit. In the Death Race, not giving up and doing whatever you're directed to do is essential to finishing. We discuss how Morgan started with a not really wanting to do a Spartan Race to chasing down the most difficult races like World's Toughest Mudder, the Spartan Ultra, and of course, the Death Race. We look at how she tackled the race then, and how her strategy has evolved today, including the ultimate weapon for any endurance race, smiling. If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚 Book Mentions: Endure by Alex Hutchinson 10 Minute Mental Toughness by Jason Selk ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Morgan on Instagram @worlds_toughest_morgan Battle Unicorn Training on Instagram @battle_unicorn_training 💀 What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
51:19
June 25, 2020
The Pursuit of Life and Death Race with Johnny Waite | LotDR Episode 032
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-second episode of the podcast, we connect with the one and only, Johnny Waite. Johnny has been involved in the Death Race for quite a bit of time, during which he's had the opportunity to participate in Winter, Summer, and Team variations of the Death Race. He has even taken to the Darkside and played the role of Race Director on a few occasions. Johnny approaches life in a very practical way, we discuss the importance of choosing what to care about, the concept of memento mori, and how to overcome some of the many challenges you face in life and Death Races. This is one you won't want to miss, enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚 Book Mentions: Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl The 4 Agreements by Don Miguel Riaz This is How - Augusten Burroughs Untethered Soul Michael Singer Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday Stillness is the Key by Ryan Holiday 🏃🏽‍♂️ Event Mentions: TPK Endurance SISU Endurance The Gauntlet Endurance Race The Catamount Games ⤵️ Follow the Guest: Johnny Waite on Instagram @participant_ribbon Life Adventure Company SpartanUp! Podcast 💀 What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too! Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:19:03
June 18, 2020
Overcoming Adversity and Loss with Lauren Cisneros | LotDR Episode 031
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirty-first episode of the podcast, we connect with Lauren Cisneros who considers herself the everyday person and athlete who uses these events as a way to overcome adversity. Lauren entered the Death Race with little preparation but a whole lot of motivation to overcome any obstacles thrown her way. After losing two people that she deeply loved and cared for, her mother and a close friend, she decided to take on the Death Race as a way to overcome the adversity of her loss. Lauren shares her story of how she overcame self-doubt and used her loss as the fuel for her why to battle the unknowns of the Death Race. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚Book Mentions: The Legend of the Death Race by Tony Matesi ⤵️Follow the Guest: Lauren Cisneros on Instagram @skiswimrun 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is awaiting Audible approval. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
46:35
June 11, 2020
Utilizing Addiction as a Superpower - Josh Fiore | LotDR Episode 030
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirtieth episode of the podcast, we connect the first winner of the Spartan Ultra World Championship, Josh Fiore on his experiences at the Spartan Death Race. We discuss his journey from being addicted to smoking and drinking to becoming one of the top ultra-endurance athletes in the world. In this episode, you'll learn how smiling can help you overcome everything in the Death Race and in life. Additionally, you'll learn how addictive personality disorder can be harnessed as a superpower. We also touch on topics including overcoming the darkness of the night, sleep deprivation training, and how to sustain yourself during these events. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚Book Mentions: The Art of War by Sun Tzu Everyone Poops by Taro Gomi The Running Man by Charlie Engle ⤵️Follow the Guest: Josh Fiore on Instagram @ultrabeastjosh 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is complete and will be released within the next week. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
57:17
June 4, 2020
From World’s Toughest Mudder to Death Race and Beyond – Ryan Atkins | LotDR Episode 029
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-ninth episode of the podcast, we connect with one of the most decorated athletes in the sport of obstacle and endurance racing, Ryan Atkins. You've probably heard his name if you follow obstacle racing at all but what you might not know is in 2014 he decided to participate in the Winter Death Race after winning his first World's Toughest Mudder (he won 3 total, I mistakenly say 6 in the intro). Entering a race with no defined start or finish was an entirely new experience for Ryan, tune in to hear how he overcame the challenge of facing one of the most unfair events on the planet. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚Book Mentions: The Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman ⤵️Follow the Guest: Ryan Atkins on Instagram @ryanatkinsdiet 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is complete and will be released within the next week. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
46:04
May 28, 2020
Three-Time Cancer Survivor Kristal Clement | LotDR Episode 028
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-eighth episode of the podcast, we have the story of Kristal Bergeron-Clement, a single mother of two who is a runner turned endurance athlete. Kristal discovered the Death Race in 2011 but didn't make her attempt until 2018. Kristal has endured much in her life as a three-time cancer survivor and finds the art of endurance and meditation to be her ultimate saving grace. Tune in to hear how her Death Race journey gave her what she needed to "leave it all behind". Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚Book Mentions: Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson ⤵️Follow the Guest: Fiit Fierce Fitness Kristal on Instagram @kristalkb 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is complete and will be released within the next two weeks. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
50:09
May 21, 2020
Pro Snowboarder Turned Death Race Champion - Don Schwartz | LotDR Episode 027
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-seventh episode of the podcast, we get to hear the legend of Don Schwartz. Don has a legend the goes far beyond that of the Death Race. In the early days of snowboarding, Don became one of the first few professionals in the sport, from magazine articles to documentaries, he's had a life full of adventure. As someone who has suffered more than most after surviving a crash in the early 90s, he came equipped to handle the Death Race with a "can-do" attitude.  Tune in to hear how this incredible human overcame tremendous adversities and never let anything stop him from living his best life. After recording this episode, I felt incredibly motivated and I hope you will too. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today 📚Book Mentions: The Long Walk: The True Story of Trek to Freedom by Slavomir Rawicz ⤵️Follow the Guest: Schwartz Death Race 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is complete and will be released in the coming weeks. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream. Photo Credit: Christian Hrab
55:03
May 14, 2020
From Spinal Fusion to Death Race - Ella Kociuba | LotDR Episode 026
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.  In the twenty-sixth episode of the podcast, we have the legend of Ella Kociuba, one of the youngest competitors to toe the line at a Death Race, winner of the 2011 Spartan Race World Championships, and all-around badass. Ella competed in five Death Races and has overcome some serious obstacles in her life, including the discovery that her spine never fused to her sacrum after an accident during her endurance horse racing days. No matter how many obstacles this young woman has faced, she's come back stronger. A proponent of visualization, Ella share's how she overcame this traumatic experience and has continued to excel in everything she does, including her newest endeavor, becoming a tattoo artist. Be sure to tune in to hear more of Ella's legend. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening!  If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today  📚Book Mentions:  Outwitting the Devil by Napolean Hill Beyond Training by Ben Greenfield The Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell  Life Without Ed by Jenni Schaefer Cure: A Journey into the Science of Mind Over Body by Jo Marchant ⤵️Follow the Guest: Ella on Instagram @ellakociuba Ella's Art on Instagram @ellakociubaart 💀What's Up in My World: My book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom Is now available. The audiobook is coming very soon. To stay informed, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com to sign up for email updates.  To stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com. Episode is brought to you by Trail Toes
50:41
May 7, 2020
Multi-Sport Ultra Endurance Pro Stefanie Bishop | LotDR Episode 025
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-fifth episode of the podcast, we have multi-sport, ultra-endurance athlete, Stefanie Bishop, who competed in four Death Races and has some very unique stories from the early days. Stefanie competed in the beta version of the Winter Death Race and also the Mexico Death Race. With her unique experiences, you'll want to tune in to this episode. You'll hear how she went from working on Wall Street to easting a mostly plant-based diet during the race, and how she even wrestled an olympian to earn her first "skull." Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📹Video Mentions: 2010 Death Race Video (13-min runtime) ⤵️Follow the Guest: Stefanie Bishop's Website Instagram @Stefadventures Stefanie Bishop's YouTube Channel  💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is in the next round of editing and is coming very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream. Photo Credit: Peak Races
50:28
April 30, 2020
Owner of Elevate Interval Fitness David Magida | LotDR Episode 024
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-fourth episode of the podcast, David Magida joins us to share his experience competing in the 2014 and 2015 Death Race. Magida has been an athlete for much of his life and after competing on the Spartan Pro Team for a few years was coerced into competing in the Death Race to prove that "pretty boys" can endure anything the race directors threw his way. After being called out by Joe De Sena and Don Devaney multiple times, David committed to proving them wrong. Tune in to hear his legend. If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins Living with a Seal by Jesse Itzler Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life by Eric Greitens The Essentials of Obstacle Race Training by David Magida and Melissa Rodriguez ⤵️Follow the Guest: Elevate Interval Fitness David Magida on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is in the next round of editing and is coming very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:05:33
April 23, 2020
The Queen of Pain - Amelia Boone | LotDR Episode 023
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-third episode of the podcast, Amelia Boone joins us to share her incredible journey from her life in Chicago, to becoming the "Queen of Pain." Amelia shares how she went from knowing little about endurance sports to her rise to the top. Discover how the Death Race pulled her from the need to have everything organized and calculated in life to learning to let go and thrive in the chaos that is the Death Race. Amelia also shares how she battled her personal demons during and after the Death Race and imparts some valuable wisdom for anyone with an eating disorder. Tune in to learn how this impressive woman juggles life as an attorney and competing at the highest level of human performance. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: The Wedge by Scott Carney 🏃🏽‍♂️Event Mentions: Barkley Marathons Fuego y Agua - Survival Run World's Toughest Mudder ⤵️Follow the Guest: Amelia Boone on Instagram Amelia Boone on Twitter @ameliaboone 💀What's Up in My World: My legend is available now in my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom. The Audiobook is in the next round of editing and is coming very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
49:49
April 16, 2020
Mother and Ultra Endurance Athlete - Amie "Livewire" Jacobs | LotDR Episode 022
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-second episode of the podcast, Amie "Livewire" Jacobs, shares her story of being a mother and what it's like competing in ultra-endurance events and shuffling her life responsibilities. In 2014, Amie took on the Death Race challenge, which involved competing in all four Death Races that year starting with the Winter Death Race. Amie takes us on remembrance of her journey through Winter Death Race and Mexico Death Race and Summer Death Race. We discuss the beauty of the friendships made and how the Death Race helps many of us to overcome our demons, the art of dealing with the fear of failure, and the supreme importance of being mentally strong. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today!     📚Book Mentions: Brain Training for Runners by Matt Fitzgerald What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Murakami Haruki 🏃🏽‍♂️Event Mentions: SISU Iron Georgia Death Race Fuego y Agua - Survival Run 24 Hour Nuclear Race 📹 Video Mentions: Death Race Mexico - Short Trailer Death Race Mexico - 5 Min Short Film  ⤵️Follow the Guest: Facebook - Amie "Live Wire" - Extreme Endurance /OCR Athlete Instagram - Amie Live Wire" @livewire_adventures Twitter - Amie @livewire_ultra 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is Now Available at book stores nationwide in paperback and hardcover. Audiobook coming very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:07:19
April 9, 2020
Sports Documentary Director Rick Cohen | LotDR Episode 021
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twenty-first episode of the podcast, Rick Cohen, a Sports Documentary Director joins us to share his journey through the 2014 Death Race. In this episode, you'll hear all about how he dedicated the race to his friend Chad. Coming from a background in creating Sports Documentaries, Rick had set out to create a true documentary of the legendary race. Prior to the event Rick had a mishap at one of Joe Decker's Ultimate Suck events and found himself in a tough predicament. Find out more about the White Bus and what transpired that led to one of the most transformational journeys in Death Race history for those who were on that bus. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali by Sri Swami Satchidananda The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida 🏃🏽‍♂️Event Mentions: The Ultimate Suck 📹Documentary Mentions: Death Race Documentary: If Not Now, When? Mark Webb Documentary Season of a Lifetime on Amazon Prime Bionic Boss ⤵️Follow the Guest: Endorphin Entertainment 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is available Now Available at book stores nationwide in paperback and hardcover. The audiobook is currently with my editor and should be available very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.
1:05:41
April 2, 2020
From High Blood Pressure to SEALFIT Kokoro to the Death Race with Brandon Bonser | LotDR Episode 020
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twentieth episode of the podcast, I connect with Brandon Bonser, who competed in two Death Races. After a visit to a doctor and finding out he was suffering from high blood pressure, Brandon knew he needed to shift his life's trajectory. Before the doctor visit, Brandon did like many do and put career above all else, but knowing that formula would likely lead to an early grave, he decided to make a drastic change. Tune in to hear how he went from having high blood pressure to finishing the 50-hour crucible, SEALFIT Kokoro, and seeking more by heading out to the Death Race in 2013 and 2014. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Fix Your Feet by John Vonhof Fearless by Adam Brown 🏃🏽‍♂️Event Mentions: SEALFIT Kokoro 50-Hour Crucible ⤵️Follow the Guests: Brandon Bonser on Facebook 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is available Now Available at book stores nationwide in paperback and hardcover. The audiobook is currently with my editor and should be available very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:13:16
March 26, 2020
Introducing: The Legend of the Death Race Podcast with Tony Matesi
In the Green Mountains of Vermont, one of the world's most extreme endurance events pushes racers to their absolute limits. With no defined start or finish, the DEATH RACE strips away all of life's comforts and forces racers to dig deep to overcome the challenges they will face. In some Death Races, it has taken more than three days before any racer received the infamous plastic skull which designates their success and recognizes them as a finisher. Now, the former Director of Spartan Endurance, Tony Matesi, shares the legends of past Death Racers to tell the many tales that come from this one-of-a-kind challenge of human potential. Discover how YOU can conquer life's obstacles whether it is in a Death Race or in the real world by tuning in weekly to these incredible stories of triumph and sometimes failure. These legends will not only engage your mind but they will inspire and invigorate your psyche and body as this group of masochistic humans show us that everyone has the POWER to overcome ANY of life's obstacles -- and it all begins with having the COURAGE to start. Tune-in to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast weekly to hear these motivational tales of courage, power, and wisdom.
01:21
March 25, 2020
Building Relationships & Hacking the Death Race - Clay Speakman & Anthony Sinopoli | LotDR Episode 019
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the nineteenth episode of the podcast, we switched things up and brought together two Death Racers, Clay Speakman and Anthony Sinopoli, for a discussion on building relationships and hacking the Death Race. These two racers participated in the 2019 Death Race - The Journey, a throwback to the best Death Race challenges from years past. While this iteration of the Death Race was a team event, these two were not partners but still found themselves working together to conquer the obstacles thrown their way. Throughout the episode, these two provide insightful tidbits on how to skirt the gray areas of a race with no rulebook. In this episode you'll hear about how they dedicated their training to this event, sleep hacks, the importance of evaluating risk vs. reward -- in the race and in life, and the importance of knowing your weaknesses and putting the work in to strengthen them. Tune in to hear Clay and Anthony's legends. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Spartan Up! by Joe De Sena How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  ⤵️Follow the Guests: Anthony Sinopoli on Facebook Clay Speakman's Training Program - Elevate OCR on Facebook and Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is available Now Available at book stores nationwide in paperback and hardcover. The audiobook is currently with my editor and should be available very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:37:26
March 19, 2020
From the Odyssey Adventure Race to Badwater to Death Race - Chris Rice | LotDR Episode 018
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the eighteenth episode of the podcast, I connect with Chris Rice, an athlete for life who works on Wall Street as a technology professional. Chris has a lot of experience in the world of ultra-endurance sports, growing up as the military kid of a father who graduated from West Point Chris comes from a homelife where endurance is part of life. He competed in the Odyssey 24-Hour Adventure Race, some Ironmans, Badwater 135 Ultra, World's Toughest Mudder, and of course, the Death Race. Having competed in four Death Races, including the Winter Death Race, Team Death Race, and both Death Races before the "Final Death Race" and the resurrection of the Death Race in 2018, he has a lot of knowledge to share when it comes to overcoming life's obstacles. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Deep Survival: Who Lives, Who Dies, and Why by Laurence Gonzales Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing South: The Illustrated Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by John J. Ratey MD 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is available Now Available at book stores nationwide in paperback and hardcover. The audiobook is currently with my editor and should be available very soon. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:07:14
March 12, 2020
Spartan Krypteia & GoRuck Selection Finisher - Patrick Mies II | LotDR Episode 017
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the seventeenth episode of the podcast, I connect with Patrick Mies II; most recently, you may know him for his successful completion of GoRuck Selection, an intense 48-hour event patterned to resemble Special Forces Selection. Patrick competed in six Death Races. He is currently one of the Spartan Krypteia, a leader of Spartan Endurance events, and he has one heck of an endurance resume. If you want to learn how to overcome life's obstacles, spend a day with Patrick, and if you don't have that opportunity, tune in to this episode for a healthy dose of motivation and inspiration. Enjoy the show, and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Primal: Why We Long to be Wild and Free by Nate Summers Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Battle of the Alamo by Ben H. Procter Grit by Angela Duckworth 🏃🏽‍♂️Event Mentions: Spartan Endurance Dekafit 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. The book will be released on e-book, Paperback, and Hardcover on March 10th. We are hosting a book launch event at Arundel Books in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA at 6 PM Pacific, come to join us and share your own endurance legend for a chance to be included in my next book! If you know of any local-to-you bookstores that might be interested in carrying the book, please connect with me! My email is thelegendofthedeathrace@gmail.com. Regarding the audiobook, there's a slight delay, but I expect an early Spring release. To stay informed on the announcement, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com Photo Courtesy of Peak Races
1:04:59
March 5, 2020
From Wheelchair to Death Race - Yvette Ahern | LotDR Episode 016
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the sixteenth episode of the podcast, I connect with Yvette Ahern, an incredible human who defied the limitations set by her doctors after a motorcycle accident in 2012 which left her in a wheelchair for a month. Through a dedicated practice of yoga and cycling, she recovered and soon found Spartan Race. When the Death Race finally returned Yvette she decided to sign up and shed the idea that she was "fragile" once and for all. Tune in to Yvette's legend to hear her incredible journey from wheelchair to Death Race. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg 🎙Podcast Mentions: SuperHuman Academy by Jonathan A. Levi 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. The book will be released on e-book, Paperback, and Hardcover on March 10th. We are hosting a book launch event at Arundel Books in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA at 6 PM Pacific, come to join us and share your own endurance legend for a chance to be included in my next book! If you know of any local-to-you bookstores that might be interested in carrying the book, please connect with me! My email is thelegendofthedeathrace@gmail.com. Regarding the audiobook, there's a slight delay but I expect an early Spring release. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com Photo Courtesy of Peak Races
1:06:09
February 27, 2020
Gaining Wisdom at a Young Age - Andrew Blair | LotDR Episode 015
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the fifteenth episode of the podcast, I connect with one of the younger humans to toe the line at the Death Race, Andrew Blair. Andrew got his start in Spartan Races and additional training at the Spartan Agoge, a program we developed during my time at Spartan to prepare racers for the inevitable return of the Death Race. Once the Death Race reemerged in 2018, Andrew signed up and gave it a try. Using the experience from Agoge as a gauge for what he was capable of he learned a lot after that first encounter and made a return in 2019. Tune in to hear how Andrew's Death Race experience has developed his wisdom for conquering life's obstacles. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: Adrift: Seventy Six Days Lost at Sea by Steven Callahan ⤵️Follow the Guest: Andrew Blair @andrew_blair_ on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. The book will be released on e-book, Paperback, and Hardcover on March 10th. We'll be hosting an event at Arundel Books in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA at 6 PM Pacific. Details about the book launch party will be posted soon so be sure to follow on us on Facebook. If you know of any local-to-you bookstores that might be interested in carrying the book, please connect with me! My email is thelegendofthedeathrace@gmail.com. Regarding the audiobook, there's a slight delay but I expect an early Spring release. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:06:35
February 20, 2020
The Death Racer AKA "Santa" Matt Waller | LotDR Episode 014
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the fourteenth episode of the podcast, I connect with the other half of team "Shake n Bake." Last week we heard from "Bake" (Shane Ellison), this week it's "Shake" also known as "Santa" also known as Matt Waller. The two of us dive deep into his five Death Race experiences which included a Winter Death Race, Mexico Death Race, Team Death Race, and of course the legendary Summer Death Race. Tune in to hear how this Death Race veteran who was born, raised and has lived in Georiga his whole life actually "grew up" in Vermont. The Death Race always seemed to find him when he needed it most and Waller gives a rare glimpse of the man underneath the Santa hat as he shares about taking a paincation to fight his demons. Tune in to hear Matt's legend. Enjoy the show and thank you for listening! If you're enjoying the show and you haven't already, make sure you subscribe, please leave a review, and if you really love it, consider becoming a sustaining member today! 📚Book Mentions: This Is How: Surviving What You Think You Can't by Augusten Burroughs ⤵️Follow the Guest: Check out Matt's Event - The Gauntlet Endurance Race 30+Hr - Website | Instagram Check out Matt's Gym - The Compound in Macon, GA 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and Apple Books. The book will be released on e-book, Paperback, and Hardcover on March 10th. We'll be hosting an event at Arundel Books in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA that evening and we will post details about the book launch party soon so be sure to follow on us on Facebook. If you know of any local-to-you bookstores that might be interested in carrying the book, please connect me! My email is thelegendofthedeathrace@gmail.com. Regarding the audiobook, there's a slight delay but I expect an early Spring release. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:21:45
February 13, 2020
Master Death Race Hacker Shane Ellison | LotDR Episode 013
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the thirteenth episode of the podcast, I connect with the one and only Shane Ellison from West Virginia who has competed in every type of Death Race and earned his Spartan Delta, he's a glutton for self-punishment and knows how to overcome many of life's obstacles. Shane is an expert at finding ways to complete tasks by thinking way outside the box. At every Death Race, he found ways to hack challenges in ways that baffled others. The Death Race served as a way to overcome a dark past and set Shane on a new path. Tune in and hear Shane's legend. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you’re enjoying it, please leave a review. 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle and it will be released Paperback and Hardcover on February 13th, first available through Amazona and then through other stores. I have already found a handful of local bookstores here in Seattle that are interested in carrying copies of the book. If you know of any local-to-you bookstores that might be interested, please connect us. My email is thelegendofthedeathrace@gmail.com. Update on the Audible edition, it's slightly delayed but will be ready early Spring. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:00:56
February 6, 2020
Combat Choreographer Edgar Landa - LotDR Episode 012
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the twelfth episode of the podcast, I connect with Edgar Landa of Team SISU. He's a combat choreographer for theatre and film and he discovered the Death Race when he was searching for his next challenge after visiting Everest Basecamp. Edgar has participated in all the flavors of Death Race, including Mexico, Summer, Winter, and Team. Edgar shares with us how he found and trained for his first Death Race some of the wisdom he learned from his experiences. Tune in to hear Edgar's legend! Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you’re enjoying it, please leave a review. Event Mentions: The SUCK The Gauntlet Fuego Y Agua Survival Run 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. I just finished uploading it to Kindle Direct Publishing this week and I'm working on the hardcover submission through a third-party as well. Less than a month away from launch. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
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January 30, 2020
Seeking the Ultimate Challenge - Andé Wegner | LotDR Episode 011
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the eleventh episode of the podcast, I connect with my long-time friend, Andé Wegner and we hear about how she discovered the Death Race after seeing a post about this website www.youmaydie.com and she had been seeking the ultimate challenge. When Andé discovered the Death Race, she knew had the endurance from all her years of triathlons but she knew she would need to develop more physical strength and mental grit. Listen in to hear how Andé prepared for the two Death Races she participated in and the important lessons she learned. Tune in to hear Andé's legend! Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you’re enjoying it, please leave a review. 📚Book Mentions: Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson High-Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins Other Mentions: The Stone Stairs Project 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. I've finished recording and just need to edit the audiobook. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
48:57
January 23, 2020
Standing with Legends Neil Murphy | LotDR Episode 010
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the tenth episode of the podcast, I connect with Neil Murphy, who waited years to get ready for the Death Race only to realize he may have missed out. Then, years later when the Death Race returned, Neil finally got his chance at the Death Race. Hear how Neil discovered the Death Race, trained for it, and learned as much as he could from veteran Death Racer, Matt Dolitsky. Neil competed in both the 2018 and 2019 Death Races and has a detailed legend that's far better than what I can summarize, so tune in and have a listen. Tune in to hear Neil's legend! Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you’re enjoying it, please leave a review. 📚Book Mentions: Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins ⤵️Follow the Guest: Regiment Running Neil Murphy on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. I've finished recording and just need to edit the audiobook. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:33:58
January 16, 2020
Hurricane Katrina Survivor Leah Erickson | LotDR Episode 009
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the ninth episode of the podcast, I connect with Leah Erickson, who rose to the challenge of the Death Race after surviving Hurricane Katrina. Leah shares her story of how the challenges of her past motivated her and equipped her to handle the Death Race. We discuss the value of Leah's two "superpowers", her ability to fuel herself without the normal mid-race pickiness for food, and her upbeat attitude that creates a "soft armor" making her invincible to the trials of the race. Unfortunately, one small chink in her armor led to a DNF, but now after having surgery to repair her labrum, Leah's drive to return to Pittsfield and earn her skull is evident! Tune in to hear Leah's legend! Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you’re enjoying it, please leave a review. 📚Book Mentions: Any Book on Zen Buddhism 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. I've finished recording and just need to edit the audiobook. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
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January 9, 2020
An Evolutionary Death Race Experience with Ken Lubin | LotDR Episode 008
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the eighth episode of the podcast, I connect with Ken Lubin, the host of Executive Athletes, a podcast that speaks with executive business people who are endurance athletes. Ken Lubin participated in three Death Races and had an evolutionary experience from nearly winning to not finishing to coming back and securing a top spot in the world of Death Race Finishers. We discuss the importance of gear, playing the game, and how so many lessons and strategies from Death Race apply to life. Ken is fortunate to have participated in some of the most difficult races on this planet and he understands the strategy involved in figuring out how to perform your best. Tune in to Ken's legend and learn how to conquer the Death Race and life's obstacles. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you're enjoying it, please leave a review. ☺️ 📚Book Mentions: Rise of Superman by Steven Kotler Stealing Fire by Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal The Art of Fear by Kristen Ulmer Deep Survival by Laurence Gonzales Surviving Survival by Laurence Gonzales Bold by Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler Abundant by Todd Harper 🎙 Podcast Mentions: Executive Athletes Podcast ⤵️Follow the Guest: Ken Lubin on LinkedIn 💀What's Up in My World: My book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. Visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com for updates. Follow me @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
48:32
November 14, 2019
The Next Generation Death Racer Kert Elkins | LotDR Episode 007
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the seventh episode of the podcast, I connect with the Kert Elkins, he's the partner of last week's guest, Eric Hutterer, in the 2019 Death Race. Kert shares his Death Race training secrets and some of the things that he has learned to prepare for the newly resurrected Death Race. In his first Death Race an accident early-on ultimately leads to a medical pull. On the episode, we discuss the difference between the Death Race OGs and the new batch of Death Racers and the massive advantage newbies have in the age of readily available Death Race wisdom. With a target on Eric's back, Kert had a challenging 2019 Death Race to navigate, listen to his incredible legend and hear how he found himself with a finish, that carries the "unofficial" moniker. Tune in to hear Kert's legend. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you're enjoying it, please leave a review. ☺️ 📚Book Mentions: History Books 🎙 Podcast Mentions: Hardcore History ⤵️Follow the Guest: Kert Elkins 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:16:29
November 7, 2019
Guinness World Record Holder Eric Hutterer | LotDR Episode 006
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the sixth episode of the podcast, I connect with the Eric Hutterer, the Guinness World Record Holder for crawling the farthest distance under barbed wire with a distance of 7.54 miles over the course of 12 hours during the 2018 Death Race. He's from Canada, he's handsome, he's probably one of the kindest guys I've met over video chat. With some unfinished business, you'll want to listen to his legend. Eric is one incredible human and there's a funny backstory to this episode. We had to record it several times because my laptop shut off the first time and we lost everything. The second time the app froze and I recovered it through this really crazy process I discovered that brought my corrupt video file back from the dead. Then the last 15 minutes were still missing. After three video chats, we finally go it all. I really enjoyed getting to know him and look forward to seeing his next dance with the Death Race. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you're enjoying it, please leave a review. ☺️ 📚Book Mentions: You Can't Hurt Me By David Goggins The Hero's Journey by Joseph Campbell ⤵️Follow the Guest: Eric Hutterer on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:20:48
October 31, 2019
On a Quest to Earn a Skull with Abe Mikell | LotDR Episode 005
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the fifth episode of the podcast, I connect with Abe Mikell from Virginia who has competed in two Death Races. He's on a mission to earn his first skull and he's working with Rob Barger of Redpath Performance (who was on episode three of this podcast) to train up and make the adjustments he will need in order to earn a beloved Death Race skull. Tune in to hear Abe's legend thus far. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you're enjoying it, please leave a review. ☺️ 📚Book Mentions: Endurance: Shackelton's Incredible Voyage by Alfred Lansing Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl The Champions Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow and Jim Craig Forgotten Highlander: An Incredible WWII Story of Survival in the Pacific  by Alistair ⤵️Follow the Guest: Abe Mikell on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
48:06
October 24, 2019
Athena Ojeda - The Woman Who Shared Her Skull | LotDR Episode 004
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In the fourth episode of the podcast, I connect with Athena Ojeda a Queens, NY native who found herself quickly falling in love with the challenge of overcoming the next obstacle. Starting with a Spartan Sprint, Athena tells us about how she was just your average woman but the more she raced, the more she pushed herself, she soon became stronger and faster. She's finished two Death Races since the resurrection and did something incredible at the end of her 2019 dance with death. Tune in to find out more about Athena's legend. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening! Also please, make sure you subscribe to the show and if you're enjoying it, leave a review. ☺️ 📚Book Mentions: Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer Extreme Ownership by Jock Willink and Leif Babin ⤵️Follow the Guest: Athena Endurance Blog 2019 Death Race Story Part 1 2019 Death Race Story Part 2 Athena on Instagram 💀What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
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October 17, 2019
Go. Do. That is All Rob Barger Does - Founder Redpath Performance Group | LotDR Episode 003
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this third episode, I connect with Rob Barger the Founder of Redpath Performance Group, an endurance training program based in Massachusetts. We discuss his 2013 and 2014 Death Race experiences on the show. Rob shares with us his evolution from the Ragnar Relay Series to Spartan Races ultimately to the Death Race and beyond and his addiction to finding the next challenge. His journey takes him on a quest to push himself to that dark place to see how far he could go. We discuss how he trained with P90X, Insanity and rucking everywhere he went. From Rob's trove of Death Race stories, he shares about a mistake that leads him to using a hand saw to mow a lawn for 16 hours, why he decided to not listen to his boss, and how he gambled his way to his first finish. Tune in to hear stories from Rob's two dances with Death and learn one of the most important things about the Death Race, it's all about making deals. In the words of Rob Barger and Redpath Performance Group, Go. Do. That is All. Enjoy the show and thanks for listening. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a review. Book Mentions: Endure Smarter Not Harder by Grant Shymske Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof Follow the Guest: Redpath Performance Group Website | Facebook | Instagram Redpath: Quest 002 - October 25-27, 2019 - Roanoke, VA What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:16:37
October 10, 2019
Death Race Daren de Heras - Founder SISU Endurance | LotDR Episode 002
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this second episode, I connect with Mr. Death Race Daren himself. Daren de Heras is known for his love of the Death Race. If there is anyone who talks about the Death Race more than me, it's Daren. Daren has competed in many Death Races and is the Founder of SISU Endurance, the same SISU that I partnered with to bring the SISU 24 Ultra to the PNW. Daren discusses what it was like to be the leader of the first group to come from California to take on the Death Race, how he and Mark Jones prepared for the Death Race, and he shares a select few legends from the trove he has gathered from chasing after the Death Race circuit in 2014. Tune in and listen to two old veterans of Death Race talk about this event we love so dearly as though it took place decades ago when in reality our last dance with death was a mere five years. Book Mentions: Born to Run by Christopher McDougall Can't Hurt Me by David Goggins Follow the Guest: Team SISU Facebook Group SISU Endurance | Facebook | Instagram SISU 24 Ultra California Registration on Ultrasignup SISU 24 Ultra PNW Registration on Ultrasignup SISU Iron on SISUTeam.com What's Up in My World: If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
1:02:25
October 10, 2019
5x Death Racer Mark Jones - How One Call Saved His Life | LotDR Episode 001
Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you'll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old. In this first episode, I connect with 5x Death Racer Mark Jones to discuss his many dances with Death and how one email on his phone from the best team ever, saved his life. Mark competed in his first Death Race in 2011, after becoming addicted to pushing himself beyond his perceived limits. After that, he kept returning to compete in more Death Races, including Mexico, Winter, and Team variations which existed before the event briefly retired back in 2015. Listen to Mark's legend, and don't forget to follow him on Instagram @woodpile_jones. If you're interested in my legend, the book will be released on Amazon and Audible VERY soon. To stay informed on the release, please visit www.legendofthedeathrace.com and sign up for email updates. To stay up to date on my latest adventures you can follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com
55:58
October 2, 2019