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From Overweight Smoker to Ultra Runner Dad: Casey Sanders Fireside Chat

From Overweight Smoker to Ultra Runner Casey Sanders Run Tri Bike Fireside Chat

Welcome to the inspiring world of endurance sports! At Run Tri Bike, we’re passionate about sharing stories of perseverance, determination, and triumph. In this Fireside Chat, we’ll enjoy a conversation between co-owner Aum Gandhi and ultra runner Casey Sanders. Together, they explore Casey’s incredible journey from overweight smoker to ultra runner and dad of 6.

Balancing Life: From Software Engineer to Athlete:

Casey Sanders’s story is one of resilience and transformation. Despite facing challenges as a software engineer, he found solace and purpose in the world of endurance sports. From battling weight issues and smoking addiction to embracing running, Casey’s journey shows us the power of determination and self-belief.

Finding Joy in Running:

As Casey shares his personal transformation story, we witness the impact of discovering the joys of running. What began as a journey to improve his health evolved into a passion that fueled his spirit and reshaped his identity. His story is an inspiration to anyone seeking motivation to lead a healthier lifestyle and pursue their fitness goals.

Conquering the Moab 240:

The Moab 240 is not just a race; it’s a test of endurance, mental fortitude, and sheer willpower. Casey Sanders reflects on his experiences participating in this grueling ultra-marathon, comparing his journey in 2019 to 2023. Through his insights, we gain perspective on the challenges and triumphs of competing in one of the toughest races in the world.


Lighter Moments: Rapid Fire Food Choices:

Amidst the intense discussions, Aum and Casey share a lighthearted moment as they engage in a rapid-fire segment revolving around food choices. Discover Casey’s humorous take on the age-old debate of pineapple on pizza and join in the laughter as they reveal their favorite post-run indulgences.

Inspiration for Every Athlete:

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or just beginning your fitness journey, Casey Sanders’s story of overweight smoker to ultra runner is a source of inspiration and motivation. His resilience, determination, and unwavering spirit remind us that with dedication and commitment, anything is possible. Let his journey ignite your passion for endurance sports and empower you to push your limits and achieve your dreams.


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