Justin True is just wired differently than the rest of us.
He’s an extreme athlete – though we think the term savage is much more appropriate – who feeds off people telling him he can’t do something.
Back in 2019, the Bend, Oregon, native set out to pull a truck strapped to his back for 26.2 miles.
Justin had zero experience, little training, and not much knowledge on how to prepare for such a physically taxing ordeal.
“I Googled a lot of stuff,” True explains.
The 29-year-old pulled the 3,000-pound Suzuki in just seventeen hours back in 2019. True admits those seventeen hours weren’t easy at all.
By the end of the race, True was pulling the truck while crawling on all fours and still beat the previous record by two hours.
He decided against telling the Guinness World Record people about his new record.
Had he called Guinness to witness the feat, he would have set a new record by 2 hours for several reasons, none of which will make a whole lot of sense to anyone except True.
That same year, Justin completed a Thor-Athlon – an Olympic Triathlon while carrying a 90-pound Thor hammer.
His next idea – a test of endurance that will involve 4,150 miles of swimming, biking, and running in just 35 days.
In this episode, Justin explains where he comes up with his insane feats of strength, determination, and will, his growing up in Oregon, all of the mistakes he made training for the truck pull, his diet, and fitness regimen, and the mental toughness necessary to even attempt these deranged tests of mettle.
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