Michele (Mickey) Graglia is a former top model and is currently one of the world's top ultra runners. Since 2011, he has competed in over thirty ultramarathons all over the world, often winning and setting course records.
He has set Guinness World Records for his runs across the Atacama and Gobi deserts. His wins in the Yukon Arctic Ultra, with temperatures below -40ºF, and the Badwater 135 in Death Valley, with highs above 130ºF, made him the first person in history to win both the hottest and coldest foot races on Earth.
Michele gets into how dropping out of the mind and into the body/heart (through mindfulness) has been the key for his success in ultra running, regardless of the environment he is competing in.
The power of continual exploration of ourselves, our potential and seeking out the uncomfortable. All in an effort of living fully. Which all starts with simply opening the mind to what is possible.
Michele takes us through his (wild) journey of being a top model, living a lavish lifestyle in Miami, but not feeling fulfilled. To later finding ultra running (his true calling) and building an incredibly successful athletic career.
So f**^&* good.
To connect with Michele Graglia:
Follow Michele on Instagram: @mickeygraglia
Buy his book (ULTRA: Top Model to Top Ultra Runner): https://michelegraglia.com/