331: Ken Rideout Talks Mindset, Motivation, Winning The Gobi March Ultra & What It Takes To Be The World’s Fastest Marathoner Over 50!

Ken Rideout is the worlds fastest marathoner over 50 and Winner of the 2023 Gobi March Ultramarathon, he is the Age Group World Champion 2023 Chicago Marathon , and is a 6 Star World Major Marathoner. Before endurance sports, Ken got his athletic start in boxing and is and Co-Host of The Fight With Teddy Atlas Podcast

If you know Ken or have listened to Ken on one the many podcasts he has been on like Rich Roll or Whoop, you are gonna LOVE this convo. He is a super authentic, and a no BS type of guy, with some seriously powerful messages that everyone can benefit from, athlete or not!

We do a deep dive into Ken’s recent win at the Gobi March, a 155-mile, self-supported, 7-day stage ultramarathon through the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, and he shares an incredibly visual play by play of his experience and journey, we talk about running and training and his secret to unlocking speed,  and what he is focusing on early days 2024.

Some of our fave Ken-isms—from this convo, which really got us thinking…

  • How do you want the world to see you?
  • Exercise like your life depends on it, because it does!
  • The first step is the hardest, for everything!

If you don’t know Ken, get ready to be inspired and motivated to get out of your comfort zone! Ken has transformed his life through endurance sports. He got his career start as a Prison Guard after high school, then got into banking and finance, along the way, he became addicted to Opioids. After hitting rock bottom, Ken turned to running and endurance sports, and his incredible wife and kids to get through. Today he is an incredible athlete, motivator and speaker inspiring people to confront their fears, get out of their comfort zones, live their lives to the fullest.

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