To date, I haven’t had the opportunity to interview someone that is planning a run for the White House, until today.
Brian Curro is also a Marine, ultra runner, Ironman, and has run across the United States.
When Brian decides to do something he goes all in.
Jumping In The Deep End
Brian was far from a runner until he joined the Marines and then it all changed.
He quickly became a marathoner and found an unlikely inspiration for a run across the country.
Connecting with ultra runner Dean Karnazes was the first step in completing a series of ultras that would eventually prepare him for the challenge.
The Vol State 500k was a pivotal race in giving Brian the confidence to plan his trans-continental run.
He completed the run un-crewed, but it wasn’t without challenges.
Mistakes were made that almost halted him from completing the race.
This race helped him to get out of his head and run without contemplating quitting.
Brian had a tradition of running his age every year on his birthday.
Year 52 brought about a change in the way he celebrated another year.
He decided to run 52 miles on one day each week for 52 weeks.
In successfully completing this challenge he worked to organize his next adventure which would entail a run across the U.S.
The day before his 53rd birthday marked the start of his run that would benefit the Semper Fi Fund.
During his trek across the country, he encountered graciousness from law enforcement and citizens along with near-death experiences along the road.
His journey allowed him to contemplate life and it opened his eyes to the injustices surrounding him.
Running for Change
A run across the country allowed Brian to see first hand how broken our country is and the disparity between people.
Not one to shy away from a challenge, Brian is campaigning to be an Independent Candidate in the 2020 Presidential election.
According to Brian, running for president is similar to running an adventure race.
As to not get overwhelmed, he will break the journey into pieces and accomplish one task at a time.
Visualization is another race tactic that Brian will use to propel himself into the White House.
Patience, focus, and resilience, all qualities that have helped him in ultra running, will be an asset when running for President.
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