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Get Up Nation® Podcast Episode 58 Guest: Ultra Runner and Veteran Jordan Theurer

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What Up, Get Up Nation®? My name is Ben Biddick, the Host of the Get Up Nation® Podcast and Co-Author of Get Up: The Art of Perseverance with former Major League Baseball player and CEO of Lurong Living, Adam Greenberg. Recently I had the honor and privilege of speaking with Jordan Theurer. I had the honor of being connected with Jordan by Marc Holley who owns Atlas Defense. Marc is an amazing person who stepped up when I wanted to help Renee Parks and her husband celebrate completing chemotherapy. Check out Renee’s amazing journey on Get Up Nation® Podcast Episode 3 and check out Marc Holley’s Atlas Defense at the link below where he coaches his clients in personal security to develop confidence through competence. He served in the Marine Corps and lives to impact veteran mental health. Which brings me to Jordan. Jordan is the first Get Up Grant Winner of 2019. Get Up Nation® provided him with $50 to get some gear he needed for a race he only had 4 days to prepare for. When we get into this episode you will understand why I believe Jordan is deserving of our support. He is doing amazing things and overcoming tremendous adversity. He is an Ultra Runner who just completed the St Croix Winter Ultra 40 mile race in Hinckley, Minnesota, on January 12, 2019. He pulled a sled in the middle of the woods at night for 40 miles on 4 days notice! Initially he thought he earned twentieth place but found out afterward he placed fourteenth by finishing the race in 11 hours, 27 minutes, and 14 seconds!

Jordan is a United States Army Veteran and a survivor of alcoholism. In the darkest times of his addiction he discovered the book Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall. It was the spark Jordan needed to begin his journey toward sobriety and health. Some ridiculed him when he first articulated he was going to be an Ultra Runner in the throes of addiction, but here he is now making his dream a reality. Jordan, thank you for joining me on the Get Up Nation® Podcast! 

Music: “Deep Blue by Dusty Marshall (Beauty in the Struggle),” “Faster Than My Dreams” by Moon, “Invincible” by Loya

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