4 years ago Neil and I through Running Hot Coaching starting working with a Norwegian Runner Gregor Gucwa. He was just a beginner, overweight, a smoker in his 40's wanting to make a change in his life but he had a dream.
A massive dream to one day run the "Badwater Ultramarathon" one of the toughest and definitely the hottest 217km ultramarathon on earth.
He worked hard, he had setbacks, he sometimes wouldn't listen to us but step by step he found his way and together we worked on this mission to get him there.
Many time he doubted he could do it. I never did. I knew Gregor had the hunger, the passion the drive to overcome the massive obstacles that anyone wanting to get there, faces. Race by race he knocked off the qualification criteria diligently working his way toward one goal and now he has done it. He managed to qualify and will stand on the start line in just a few weeks times.
I would love you all to follow Gregor Gucwa and watch his journey. It will be a brutal one but he has what it takes. I was going to be crewing for him but have had to pull out as I am unable to leave my mum yet for that period of time, she isn't yet strong enough and send my good mate Megan Stewart who crewed for me when I ran it the second time and who organised the Run through NZ I did. She is incredilbe and I have every faith in her to get Gregor to the finish line without dying.
Take a peek at this mini doco on Gregors journey to Badwater.Gregor is not a gift athlete, not an elite runner he is just a man with an elite mindset, a champions demeanour and attitude and with that you can't go wrong.
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