Mike Korfhage is Pushing Himself While Carrying Others

Today I’m running a few easy miles with a guy that will never shy away from a challenge.

Since running his first race 6 years ago, Mike Korfhage has completed a handful of marathons and even an Ironman triathlon.

Mike Korfhage

Mike Korfhage, Post Iron Man

If Mike sounds familiar you might have heard of his heroics during the Boston marathon.

Today we are honored to have Mike Korfhage on the show.

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It’s a Mental Game

Mike explains how his biggest obstacle when running is his mind. He believes that he extremely strong mentally and he can attribute that to his father.

Mike’s father is a 70+ year-old man with motivation unlike any other. In the gym, everyday, Mike’s father is always reminding Mike that hard work will always be the answer.

The Korfhage family has even adopted a motto found on a T-shirt that perfectly sums up their outlook.

“Nobody Cares, Work Harder”

Mike Korfhage and His Dad

Mike Korfhage and His Dad

What Almost Wasn’t

Mike has been known recently for his heroics during this past year’s Boston Marathon. Mike carried another runner across the finish line.

And it almost didn’t happen.

Mike Korfhage Helped Carry a Runner at the 2017 Boston Marathon

Mike Korfhage Helped Carry a Runner at the 2017 Boston Marathon

An unknown side effect from some antibiotics actually weakened his tendons during the race. After the 5th mile, Mike knew that he was not going to be able to finish under his original goal of 3 hours.

During every Boston Marathon, Mike’s father comes to watch. This year, Mike took his time when embracing with his father on the sideline and the man he helped cross the finish line passed him while he was talking to his father.

Mike and another runner saw this man falling on the way to the finish line and carried him 200 yards to the end of the race.

When seeing another in need, it can be easy to run past. But Mike Korfhage went above and beyond. Click To Tweet

“Running Will Be Good to You”

Mike explains all of the reasons why he loves running. He not only mentions the health benefits but also the relationships he has built through the sport.

“Running is a great activity. It will be good to you if you’re good to it.”

Mentioned in this Episode

Ironman Triathlon
Louisville Triple Crown
Boston Marathon
The Molly Johnson Foundation (Team Molly)

How Bad Do You Want It? by Matt Fitzgerald

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