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Building a Legacy on Athleticism, Faith & Humility (Part 2)

By May 8, 2014September 12th, 20236 Comments

Today were back with Ultraman competitor and EPIC5 finisher Christian Isakson for Part 2 of our conversation.

Thanks for all the great comments and feedback I received on social media this week in response to Part 1. If you haven’t listened to that one yet dial it up first before tuning in here

Part 2 just gets better. We delve into Christian’s racing. He walks us through his first-hand experience completing EPIC5 and what it took to put his imprimatur on last year’s Ultraman World Championships.

Then we turn to service. Christian’s commitment to giving back through his involvement with Chris Lieto’s non-profit More Than Sport and and his recent work in Kenya with Ameena Project.  And how faith, family and humility are keystones to remain grounded, focused and on point.

The message is this — if you want your life to have true meaning, satisfaction, fulfillment and a legacy of value, giving back in a meaningful way is essential.

If you are feeling adrift, Christian’s message will help right your ship. If he has inspired you to seek out a more fulfilling path for yourself but you’re just not sure how to embark on your own version of his story, then — as mentioned in the introduction to this episode — you might be encouraged by my new online course on entitled The Art of Living With Purpose– 2+ hours of streaming video content with an array of downloadable tools I learned, honed and devised to course correct my life — tools I continue to rely on to this day to keep my life focused and on track. Give it a look if it feels right to you.

I hope you enjoy Part 2 as much as Part 1. As always, let me know what you think in the comments section below and on social media.

Peace + Plants,



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  • Jeff says:

    Really enjoyed listening to and learning about Christian Isakson. There is so much depth to him that many of the listeners will appreciate plus an excellent role model. Thanks for having him on the show.

  • Bri Tri says:

    Great two-part podcast! Got me through all my runs this week.

  • Jeff Shafer says:

    Fantastic 2-part podcast; truly one of my favorite endurance sports related podcasts I have listened to ever. Thanks for the open and authentic conversations between you and Christian. Hearing this super inspirational story/journey stripped of any fluff or self promotion was so refreshing and speaks volumes of your friendship and who the two of you are at your core. Thanks again Rich, this podcast gave me a greater appreciation for you and what you’re all about, and introduced me to someone that is getting out there and making a difference, and understands it’s not about him (or anyone of us). That’s life with purpose!

  • Monique says:

    Nice chat with a truly genuine human being. You could tell even from the podcast, the guy just presents himself like it is, with all of the vulnerabilities that comes with living with an open heart.

  • Jodie says:

    I truly enjoyed this episode. I love how in depth you get with people in these long podcasts (bonus, longer to run to!). Sometimes I find myself a little jaded towards people who love to profess their love for Christianity and Jesus. So I was a little uncertain about this. Yet his love for people and his very humble love for his Religion and God were very beautiful and true, that it made me really appreciate his faith. What a fun balance and range of emotion, made for a few fun runs for me! Thank you for always finding such thought provoking and inspirational people and subjects!

  • Kelly Keepfer Holloman says:

    Enjoyed Part 2 as much as Part 1. What an inspirational man!! I share Christian’s faith in Christ and I am so thankful that you allowed him to speak so freely.

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