100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

RB16: 100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell

100 Marathons In 100 Days: An Interview With Daren Wendell


Show Notes:

Today’s guest is Daren Wendell from activewater.org. So far, Daren has completed some amazing feats of endurance, including:

  • Biking 4400 miles across the United States
  • Hiking the Appalachian Trail
  • Walking 3400 miles cross country
  • Swimming 50.6 miles non-stop across Lake Michigan
  • Completing Ironman – Louisville and numerous half and full marathons.

However, this January, Daren is preparing to take on his biggest challenge to date – running 100 marathons in 100 days!

Earlier this month, I found out about Daren’s journey and instantly knew I had to have him on the show.

Daren isn’t doing this for himself – he’s raising money for activewater.org to help provide clean, safe drinking water throughout the world. So sit back, enjoy, and learn about what it takes to train for and put on such an amazing an event like this.

Make sure to hang around until the end to find out how you can help Daren with his mission. Also, be sure to check out his website – he might even be running through your town

In this episode:

  • How Daren got started running
  • How Active Water helps athletes build a platform to help raise money.
  • Daren’s approach to training.
  • What a typical training week looks like for Daren.
  • Why sleep is important
  • Some of Daren’s previous endurance events.
  • Daren’s goal of getting others involved and participating in his cause.
  • What it takes to put together a support team.

Daren’s team is looking for an RV. If you can help, please contact him.

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About the Author Steve Carmichael

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