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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams.

Aug 15, 2022

My guest today is Colin O'Brady, an American professional endurance athlete, motivational speaker, and adventurer. He is a former professional triathlete, representing the United States on the ITU Triathlon World Cup circuit, racing in 25 countries on six continents from 2009 to 2015. Colin is a four-time world record holder. In 2016 he set the Explorers Grand Slam (Last Degree) and Seven Summits speed records, the latter of which has since been broken. He became the fastest person to complete the adventurer's challenges in 139 days and 131 days respectively. In the summer of 2018, he set the speed record for the 50 US High Points in 21 days. On December 26, 2018, he completed a solo crossing of the land mass of Antarctica, excluding the ice shelves, using the South Pole Traverse (SPoT) vehicle road during the last 366 miles (589 km) of the journey.

The topic is his book The 12-Hour Walk: Invest One Day, Conquer Your Mind, and Unlock Your Best Life.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • What led Colin to begin his adventure?
  • An incredible experience on Mt. Everest
  • A horrible fire in Thailand
  • How did he recover from third-degree burns and ligament damage?
  • Winning the Chicago triathlon
  • Pain management strategies
  • How do change your life and move it in the direction of you living your best life?
  • Limiting self-beliefs
  • The volatility and fascinating experience of trading in 2008

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