Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Charlie Engle's recovery from addiction led to ultra-endurance career

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, Charlie Engle shares his journey from addiction and recovery (28 years sober) to a record-setting trek across the Sahara desert. Although he still struggles with self-doubt, his generous encouragement provides hope.
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Charlie Engle - UItra-endurance Athlete
Charlie Engle - UItra-endurance Athlete
SANDY, Utah - July 1, 2020 - PRLog -- Charlie Engle is one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in the world, having placed in hundreds of races in dozens of countries. His transcontinental run across the world's largest desert was profiled in the film, Running the Sahara, narrated by Matt Damon. The documentary highlighted one of the premier accomplishments in the ultra-endurance and adventure sports worlds: Charlie's record-setting, 4,500-mile  journey, running more than two marathons a day for 111 consecutive days.

After crossing the Sahara and seeing the global water crisis firsthand, Charlie and Matt Damon created H20 Africa, which later became the global humanitarian organization,

Charlie's motivation to tackle extreme adventures stems from his battle with addiction to drugs and alcohol. He has been in recovery since July 23, 1992, and he credits a large part of his recovery to the purposeful devotion and emotional release he experiences while running.

Interviewed by Winn Claybaugh, this global ultra-endurance athlete has had life experiences that many of us can't even imagine, let alone survive, and yet his generous encouragement provides listeners with hope. In this interview, Charlie discusses his journey through addiction, incarceration, recovery (28 years clean and sober), running hundreds of marathons, raising two sons, and so much more. Despite his world-class accomplishments and accolades, Charlie confides that he still struggles with self-doubt—just like the rest of us!

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