My guest on today’s show is endurance adventurer Luke Tyburski. I first came across Luke in a couple of podcasts I listen to, saw that he also based in London, and connected with him to do this show. Luke’s story is amazing and inspiring. Last year, Luke devised, designed, and completed “The Ultimate Triathlon” – a 2000 km adventure from Morocco to Monaco that involved: 1) swimming the Strait of Gibraltar (equal to 400 laps of a 50m pool), 2) cycling 1,300 kms across the Spanish coast into France (equivalent to the entire length of Britain), and 3) running 14 marathons to Monaco – all done in just 12 days!
However, this is not just a story of someone who did something epic. Luke’s approach is a beautiful example of how to take risks, even when things don’t fully work out – as is the case in his efforts to turn from struggling journeyman to footballer to full-blown professional.
We also discuss his battle with depression. This is a very real, authentic conversation about this illness. If you or anyone you know is struggling with depression, I urge you to have a listen to the first 30-40 minutes of this show, as Luke provides a number of wonderful insights.
From there, we go on to discuss Luke’s training and completion of the Marathon des Sables (MDS) – a great part of the conversation when we tackle the nature of motivation, authenticity, and tackling life.
We then get into a number of Luke’s further adventures, leading to the Ultimate Triathlon.
I thought the conversation was pure gold. We cover, among many other things:
•Taking risks in life
•Training for, and running the Marathon des Sables (http://www.marathondessables.co.uk/)
•The Brutal Extreme Triathlon (http://www.britishtriathlon.org/take-part/events/detail/the-brutal-extreme-triathlon-_1495)
•The Mount Everest Ultra Marathon
•The Ultimate Triathlon, including:
•The resilience of the body and mind;
•Dealing with injuries;
•Superfoods, and real food
•And much more!
Luke on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luke.tyburski.1?fref=ts
The Ultimate Triathlon on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/theultimatetriathlon/?fref=ts
Luke on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/luketyburski
Luke on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LukeTyburski
Connect with Luke on email: LukeTyburski@gmail.com
Nominate Luke to give a TED Talk: https://speaker-nominations.ted.com/