Christian Griffith is the Founder of Live for a Living and an ultra-marathon athlete.
Christian has completed over 100 races of marathon distance or farther, racing all across the world: over volcanoes, across deserts, through tropical jungles, and infested swamps. He’s earned his 50-mile bib at the World’s Toughest Mudder on CBS, took a beating on American Ninja Warrior on NBC, and survived Hell as a finisher on the History Channel’s THE SELECTION: a Special Operations Experiment. He’s successfully completed a 100K trail-running Ultramarathon in Nicaragua more times (3) than anyone else in the history of the race.
As a victim of secual abuse at a young age, Christian is taking a stand to prevent and treat the one in three girls and one in six boys who are sexually abused before the age of 18. To do this, he’s embarking on his latest adventure, Run2Heal – a 3000 mile run leaving New York City on March 19th and arriving in San Francisco 5 months later with the goal of raising 1 million dollars for the prevention and treatment of child abuse.
You can directly support Christian and his run across the country by donating to his cause at the link here.
Mike Pfotenhauer is the Founder of Osprey Packs,which creates innovative, high performance gear that reflects a love of adventure and devotion to the outdoors.
With the help of his mother, Mike learned to sew, and created his first backpack at the age of 16. As a young entrepreneur in Santa Cruz, California, Mike opened a retail shop in the front of his rented house where backpackers and travelers – drawn by word of mouth – came to get measured for his custom-fitted, made-to-order packs. Each pack was constructed by Mike himself over the course of several days. To these avid travelers, the legendary packs were well worth the wait for one key reason: Mike’s obsession with the perfect fit, a trait originating from his study of the human body through his pursuit of art in college.
On this episode, we learn how Mike’s childhood shaped his love for the outdoors and how his devotion to “the perfect fit” has turned Osprey into a leading outdoor brand.