Running forward to alleviate homelessness: Anne Mahlum at TEDxAustin
Dispelling the belief that those currently experiencing homelessness don't have what it takes to be runners, she founded Backonmyfeet.org, an expanding model that addresses this issue with empathy, accountability and fresh sneakers.
With chapters forming around the country, everyone will have the chance to run in the right direction, empowering them to change their perceptions of themselves and what is possible.
The runner's low - depression & the badwater ultra marathon: Hannah Roberts at TEDxHonolulu
TEDxHull - Robin Harvie - Running To The Edge
From couch to ultra marathon: Bill Hoffman at TEDxAlbany 2013
Zoe likes to run: Zoe Romano at TEDxCharlottesville 2013
Romano strongly holds the belief that everyone is capable of achieving the extraordinary and that endurance athletics are a powerful platform for advocating this philosophy. Her mission is to engage local and global communities in her odyssey running as a way to inspire them to not just dream big dreams, but to go do them. She first fell in love with running while a student at the University of Richmond, earning degrees in Spanish and International Studies, magna cum laude, in 2009. She is currently a freelance writer and tutors Spanish in Richmond.
While she is one of a few hundred people who have run across the U.S., Romano's next odyssey is to be the first person to run the Tour de France. She started May 18 and will be running through the summer...
The game theory/ultra running connection: Lisa Donchak at TEDxSacramento
Lisa Donchak is a Business Strategist for Google: Google Apps. She's an accomplished ultramarathoner, having completed over 20 marathons and ultramarathons, including four 50-mile races and a 100-mile race, as well as the 2012 Boston Marathon by the time she was 24. Earlier this year, she competed in the first annual Inca Trail Marathon, a 26.2-mile race at 13,000 feet of altitude, ending in Machu Picchu.
Lisa graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Santa Cruz. During her undergraduate career, she studied behavioral economics at Oxford University and helped spearhead the first undergraduate program in game theory at UCSC. She currently lives in San Francisco, California and aspires to run a marathon on every continent.
TEDxDubbo - Tristan Miller - Inspirational Talk: 52 Marathons In 52 Weeks
Tristan Miller spent many years working in ad sales, before the "call of the wild" took hold. In the Global Economic Crisis of 2009/10, Tristan lost his job at Google when they shut down the Melbourne office. Instead of looking for a new job, he decided to take on a new challenge.
He sold everything, laid out an extraordinary strategy and left Australian shores to attempt to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks -- 42 countries, 7 continents -- raising money for the charities, UNICEF and Facing Africa. Tristan's crazy idea turned into an epic journey as he traipsed the world, mostly alone, to see what it was like to run around the planet. He ran in all the major international marathons, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo, but also found himself in Rwanda, Mongolia and on Easter Island, in Chile, to name a few. He even ran across the frozen fields of Antarctica!
TEDxPhoenixville - Christopher McDougall - Barefoot Running
Author of the New York Times Bestseller, "Born to Run," Chris shares his conviction that the secret to happiness is right at your feet with sharp wit and wild exuberance.