The FitRoots Podcast
Episode 14

Desert Running 1000km At 56 Years Old

Aidan Lee published on

In this episode, we have Dave O’Brien. 


Dave is a worldwide Inspirational Speaker on Health and is a World Record Holder. His passion is infectious as he thrills audiences across the globe, sharing his story with over 90 flights alone in the last 12 months. He is also a NMD (National Marketing Director). 


In 2010, Dave became the oldest man in the world, and the only Irish man ever, who is one of only a handful of people on the planet to complete the 4 Deserts,?1000 Kilometres, in a 38-week period,?carrying everything on his back to survive across the hottest, windiest,?driest?and?coldest?Deserts on the planet. 


A true Desert Runner, in fact his exploits are the inspiration for the “Desert Runners Movie”, which has won 8 film awards worldwide. 


In 35 years of running and with over 600 races completed worldwide, he has never been injured or sick, or missed a race due to sickness or injury. As he say’s himself, “it is not just good luck or good genes, it’s good “Health”  


And in more recent times – a Barefoot Runner, having run over 4,000 Kilometres to date – totally Barefoot. 


We discussed how Dave ran the 4 Deserts, what challenges he comes up against in life, and how to overcome them, what genuinely good health really means, and much more! 


Are you ready to listen? 


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