"There's something that you could push yourself in physically or mentally that makes you a tougher individual."
Ryan Lange is a 24-year-old ultramarathon runner and business owner. He became the youngest person to ever run a 200-mile race at just 20-years-old. Ryan's objective is to show others the value created by pushing your body and brain to their absolute limits.
Ryan owns and operates an outdoor apparel company (Live GenZ), a product development company (Persistent Design & Marketing), and he's also an RRCA certified running coach (RaveRunner Training). He ran the Moab 240 in 86 hours.
A self-described "chubby" kid growing up, Ryan began running freshman year of college to lose weight. This led to a marathon, then a 50 mile race, then a 100-mile race, and finally races surpassing 200 miles.
In this episode:
1:18 How Ryan got into running
7:00 Ryan's White Claw Challenge
8:45 What Ryan enjoys about running
11:45 Live GenZ, RaveRunner, and Persistent Design & Marketing
13:20 Ryan's advice to people beginning to run
18:44 Almost getting on Shark Tank
20:45 Growing up and getting an entrepreneurial grant
24:42 Pushing through moments of doubt
28:34 Running on edibles
32:30 What Ryan learned from the one race he couldn't finish
36:11 The hardest race Ryan has completed
39:35 Sleep deprivation and hallucinating during races
43:29 What success means to Ryan
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Producer & Host: Zach McHale
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