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It´s been another great episode of my
podcast, filled with so many insights on entrepreneuership and persisting on
the journey to turning passion into profession. Bryon Powell, former attorney
in Washington D.C. quit his stable 9-5 to go on a quest to dedicate his time,
energy and money to serving the fast-growing community of ultra marathoners
worldwide. He´s a writer, author of two books, competitive ultra marathoner
with over 65 races under his belt with the 400 kilometre Gobi Ultra Trail Race
being one of his greatest achievements and founder of the highly popular online
platform irunfar.com, the world´s biggest and most respected ultra running community
to this day.
It´s a conversation about patience and
persistence, ongoing motivation, focusing on the bigger vision and how to deal
with obstacles on the path.
Full of surprises („I never had a plan“),
laughter, humour, warm-heartedness and generosity getting down to the core why
he wouldn´t stop to continue what he does, Bryon explains what impact his work
continues to have on his life, his community and the relationship with his
partner and accomplished ultra runner Meghan Hicks.
He openly talks about the defining moments
of being on the verge of quitting and what can keep you going during the tough
times. He´s super uncomplicated, funny, open and relaxed offering a relaxed
approach to nutrition (another surprise). An example of somebody who´s not
chasing for the big bucks and looking for his own benefit but serving his
No doubt, he´s achieved this over the almost last decade. I´m
delighted and super grateful that Bryon took two hours of his time before he
signed off to head out for a 50 k training run. That´s right. Things shift when
you begin to crave running longer distances and 50 k becomes an easy thing to
tackle. Enjoy the episode and share what you think and took away.