27

April

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Science of Ultra Podcast Interview – All About Possibility

While on my last venture in Bhutan I had the pleasure of chatting with Shawn Bearden of Science of Ultra Podcast. We talk about possibility, joy, adventure and the natural tendency of humans to go after big adventure, all woven within the pages of Dirty Inspirations: Lessons From the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports. Shawn was a thoughtful interviewer and I want to thank him for all the work he puts toward a top notch podcast. Enjoy!

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Category: Adventure

17

March

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Racing the Planet Alumni

Being an ‘alumni’ of Racing the Planet events it was an honor for Dirty Inspirations to get a mention on one of their recent emails. To immerse yourself in the intricate and life changing experience that is a Racing the Planet event, check out my stories on Gobi March and Sahara race in my book. And then sign up for one of their races… I would be psyched to coach you for such an endeavor!

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Category: Books

12

March

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View from the Bhutan International Half Marathon Start

Much to Karma Dorji’s dismay (because we were quite busy) I did pull out my Nikon to get a couple shots from the starting area. I believe his exact words were, “Seriously, are you going to do the tourist thing NOW?!” – Indeed, and for your pleasure…

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Category: Bhutan

02

March

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The Excellent Result of My Botching a Meeting with the Deputy Governor Last Year

In 2015, prior to the Bhutan International Marathon and while in negotiations with the deputy Governor of Punkaha about preparations for the event, I stood (a bit too) firmly in lobbying to use Tashi Yangphel hotel and restaurant to cater our awards dinner. Tashi’s owner (whom I call ‘Nice Lady’) had not won the governmental bid for the catering, but due to a conflict with the guy who did win the bid, and because Nice Lady had eagerly done a stellar job for us the year prior, I bypassed the bid process by announcing that we would once again be working with Nice Lady. As we arrived at Tashi again this year, as it is now our home base before […]

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Category: Bhutan

27

February

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Bhutan International Marathon (BIM) hits Record Breaking Participation While Supporting all Factions of its Country

In 2014 the Bhutan Olympic Committee (BOC) and I launched the first Bhutan International Marathon and Half Marathon (BIM) in the gorgeous Punakha and Gasa Dzongkhag’s (regions). That first year we exceeded our expectations by getting almost 40 International participants and a total of 250 runners for both the marathon and half marathon. The next year we doubled international participant numbers with over 75 runners while totals for both races remained at mid 200’s. While registrations are still pouring in for 2016, we already have over 130 International participants registered!! (while Bhutanese runners are still registering at the last minute).  Here is why this is so incredibly exciting to me: There has never been a sporting event where this many […]

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Category: Bhutan

02

February

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Dirty Inspirations on Breathe Magazine

It was special being interviewed by a fellow adventure racer for this podast on Breathe Magazine. Thanks Angel Garbarino for your insights. Enjoy this one!

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Category: Adventure