A childhood framed by his family’s love for running leads a young man on adventures across several continents, stoking his love and optimism for humanity.
Years later, a post-run tea is interrupted by a radio report of the fatal bombing of the Boston Marathon. Our guest, clear on the other side of the Atlantic and armed with not much more than social media and a simple idea, sets out to lend a humble hand.
11 weeks later the final baton of the One Run for Boston was handed to a survivor across the finish line, celebrating and honoring those who were injured and lost their lives, having raised $600,000 for those affected.
Our guest today is Danny Bent, founder of @onerun_global. A self-described happiness guru and runner, he’s quick to point out that he’s just a human who loves other humans and sees the best in all of us.
As an example, a call out to his social media had him leading a 9 day running expedition bisecting Iceland from North to South with 20 fellow travelers – many of whom had never completed a single marathon, much less the 9-straight marathons and ultras that were required for this effort. But they all finished – in no small part I’m sure to the exuberance of Danny Bent.
You will be grinning ear to ear as I was interviewing him. Be sure to listen to the end to find out how to enter the Danny Bent Adventure Grant for $3000 to fund the adventure of your choosing.
So if you’re ready for the show, crank it up and let’s go!
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Thanks again to the bloody legend Danny Bent. Check him out at DannyBent.com and submit your application for the $3K pound Adventure Grant.
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