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Nov. 16, 2020

Luke Tyburski, Extreme Endurance Athlete: Depression, Using Extreme Challenges as Self Harm and Overcoming It all.

Luke Tyburski, Extreme Endurance Athlete: Depression, Using Extreme Challenges as Self Harm and Overcoming It all.

This is one of the most fascinating and topsy turvy episodes we've done so far. It's an astonishing listen.

I am very, very excited to welcome a good mate of mine to the pod this week… Luke Tyburski is an extreme adventurer, coach, speaker, author and one of the top endurance athletes in the world. 

Firstly, a huge thanks to our mutual friend Ben Shepherd for introducing us… Luke has got quite an intense story. An ex professional footballer, his football career was cut short after several injuries took their toll on his body. He left football and suffered severe depression, having absolutely no idea what he was going to do with the rest of his life. 

Then, he found the Marathon Des Sables in which you run 7 marathons in 7 days across the Sahara desert- duly called the toughest race on earth. 

 From there, Luke has done some of the most spectacular endurance races and challenges known to man and his last major one was The Ultimate Triathlon, something nobody has seemly tried before. 2000km in 12 days, swimming from Morocco to Gibraltar, Cycling from Gibraltar to France and then running from France to Monaco. 

Please check out the documentary about Luke on Amazon here if you haven’t seen it. It’s unbelievable. 

Anyway, in this episode we delve deep into the dark corners of his mind to explore a history of mental health problems whilst at the top of elite endurance racing. 

This is an astonishing story. Here’s Luke’s story, so please leave all judgment at the door. 

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