Episode #6 Charlie Engle- Ultrarunner-Federal Prisoner-Sahara
Charlie Engle is one of the most accomplished ultramarathon runners in the world and author of the riveting memoir Running Man. Engle has a track record of winning or placing in many of the toughest endurance foot races across the globe. He has raced in jungles, summited high ranging mountains and volcanoes, and traversed large expanses of deserts through sand storms. Among his most notable races in the United States is the Badwater Ultramarathon. is frequently coined "The Toughest Foot Race in the World." Beginning in the 1990s into the early 2000s, Engle competed in the Eco-Challenge series put on by Mark Burnett. Engle's historic and record setting journey was documented in the film Running the Sahara, narrated by Matt Damon. The runners completed over 4,500 miles, averaging over two marathons per day, for 111 consecutive days- He was also put into Federal prison for 18 months for a very minor violation- this is a must listen!