#235: Darius Sam 2 — 100 Miles to Establish a Mental Health Program

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This week we are bringing back Darius Sam an incredible young ultrarunner who has combined his love of the sport and his passion for serving his community.

Last summer 19 year old Darius came on the podcast to talk about his first attempt at a 100 miler in which, by pushing his body to its absolute limits, he was able to raise over $90,000 for his local food bank. During that run he collapsed near the end and was rushed to the hospital.

In December he decided to give the same route another shot, this time with the goal of raising money to help establish a Men’s Mental Health Program in Nicola Valley. Learning from his first 100 miler he went out and crushed it, setting his sights on some BIG TIME goals for 2021!

In this episode we chat all about the lessons he learned from his first 100 and how he applied them to his second. We also discuss the necessity of funding mental health programs especially in the time of COVID, how serving others can help you clarify your purpose, and what big goals are on the horizon for Darius.

Can’t wait to share this episode with you! I really look up to Darius’s ambition and desire to use his athletic goals to spread goodness around his community!


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Canada Global News Story: https://globalnews.ca/news/7505163/bc-man-mens-mental-health-ultramarathon/


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