Marko Kasic Is Using Sports as a Tool to Help Empower the Youth


Become a Patron!


Today’s guest works to make a difference in the world every day and running is a big part of that.

He started a run streak on January 1, 2023, and he’s still going strong a year later.

I look forward to going a few easy miles with Marko Kasic today!

Marko Kasic

Athletic Background

Marko Kasic has been an athlete for as long as he can remember.

From a young age, he played soccer and always found running monotonous and hard.

He remained active in sports while growing up, but always avoided running.

As an adult, Marko had a job that allowed him frequent travel.

His home base is in the Phillipines, which according to Marko is not a runner-friendly area.

Once a year he would travel to Bali on vacation and while there he would enjoy running.

The beautiful scenery was enough to get him out doing what he used to dread.

A Doable Challenge

In January of 2023, Marko challenged himself to run every day for the entire month.

Once the month was over, he realized that the challenge he set for himself was actually doable.

The run streak, which started over a year ago, wasn’t planned.

He found that the more he ran, the more he enjoyed it.

Marko runs an online non-profit, that can be extremely stressful at times.

Running allowed him to make a commitment to himself while giving himself a mental outlet.

Over the course of a year, Marko learned that running provided benefits that he never would have imagined.

Marko Kasic

Ever Evolving

Marko first began his run streak with a 5k per day.

He quickly realized that if he ran 7k each day it would add up to 2,023 km for the year.

As the months went by, his progress began to snowball.

Towards the end of the year, Marko ran a minimum of 10k per day.

Each month, Marko would vary his miles depending on how he was feeling.

In December, Marko decided to try to run 500 km for the month as an added challenge.

He is still very much in the early stages of his running, but he is enjoying the process.

FundLife

FundLife is a non-profit based out of the Philippines, but the work extends beyond the borders.

Young people are introduced to sports which are used as a tool to protect, educate, and empower.

Sports allow them to access life skills, safe spaces, and a pathway to a better life.

Movement is a powerful tool that has a wide social impact.

FundLife is partnering with other organizations once again for International Women’s Day on March 8th.

They will often join with related organizations to have a bigger impact.

“Beyond purposeful play, they design employment and training pathways to vulnerable young people.” (Fundlife.org)

Marko Kasic

You Can Always Go Further

Marko believes in the mission of Fundlife and gives his all to the cause.

When he isn’t working, he prefers to run in the afternoon or evening as his release from the day.

More than anything, Marko enjoys the process and realizes that running isn’t a one-size-fits-all all approach.

His job still requires a lot of travel, which Marko enjoys.

The travel allows him to explore other countries he may not have otherwise.

He especially loves running in urban areas that provide never-ending things to see and do.

Running has taught Marko that he can always go further.

It has also humbled him at many points along the way as well.

Marko Kasic


Mentioned In This Episode:

Stay connected to Marko Kasic by following along with him on Instagram.


Marko Kasic is using sports as a tool to help empower underprivileged youth and give them a pathway to a better life. Click To Tweet


Want to Support the Continued Growth & Production of the Show?

Check out the support page for ideas and suggestions of ways you can help me grow the show. And remember, not all support involves money. Some of the best ways you can show your support are 100% free.

Subscribe to the Show

Never miss another episode of the Diz Runs Radio by subscribing to the show, and for my fellow Apple fans out there, it’s never been easier now that the podcast app is native on the new operating system. iPhone/iPod/iPad users click here. Android users click here. SoundCloud users click here.

Please Give Me Some Feedback!

Take the 6 question listener survey to help me shape the future of this podcast.

Register for a Free Race Training Plan

Every month, I’m giving away a FREE training plan for the race of your choice. For details/information, and to sign up, just click here.

Join The Tribe!

 

There’s always room for more members of the tribe! Both the Facebook group and the email group provide opportunities that can’t be found anywhere else. The Facebook group is still small, but it is a great way to connect with fellow runners and foster community amongst like-minded individuals. The email group is THE way to stay up to date about future guests on the show, as well as getting some other freebies and offers that aren’t available to anyone else. If you’ve got questions about either/both, just let me know!

Legalese:

Some of the links in this post may be affiliate links. This simply means that if you decide to make a purchase using one of the links, I get paid a small commission at no extra expense

 

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *