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Osher Günsberg: Better Than Yesterday

A weekly conversation that hopes to help you make today a little better than yesterday.

A weekly conversation that hopes to help you make today a little better than yesterday.
11/20/2022

459: Advice about adversity while riding a bicycle into space with Ultra Cyclist Jack Thompson

Ep. 722
Jack Thompson is an Ultra Cyclist who grew up in Australia and now calls Girona in the mountains of Spain his home.An ultra cyclist is someone who pushes beyond the standard distances and measurements of even the most high-achieving professionals.2017: Cycled 50,000km in a 12 month period2019: 3 Everestings, 3 Countries, 3 Days, 880km, 26,768m of elevation gain across.71hrs including all transfers2020: Guinness World Record. Most Kilometres Ridden in 7 Days – 3,505km2021: The Amazing Chase – The Tour de France in 10 Days 21 stages, 3,500km and 52,000m of elevation gainRegular TDF 22 days. Truly a gobscmacking Incredible effort of human endurance.And in 2022 he has embarked upon this astounding challenge. To climb 1 million metres in 1 calendar year.All to raise money for mental health charities.This might all sound like a blur of figures so I’ll distill it down. Jack is attempting what no other athlete in history, has ever completed.What he’s learning about himself, how his brain works, how to challenge negative thoughts, how to deal with the urge to stop when he’s tired, how to get out the door when it’s cold and rainy and his body hurts - those lessons he is very generous in sharing - and those are things you and I can use every single day without ever getting on a bike or going near a hill.Donate to Jack Thompson - https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=CK2YCLDSSPV7JJoin the oshergünsberg Discord Server! https://discord.gg/G3dTfSMdHelp the podcast out on Patreon - http://patreon.com/osherAldi wants to hear a story about someone who has been generous to you this year and deserves to be recognised. Use this link and you can win $250 Aldi Voucher. There are 4 vouchers up for grabs and the winner will be announced on 5th December. * Terms and conditions apply. Entrant’s personal information will be collected by ALDI in order to run the competition. ALDI collects, manages, uses and discloses personal information in accordance with its Privacy Policy. Please read the competition terms and conditions, ALDI Privacy Policy and associated Data Protection Notification Statement before entering the competition. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2RJX5MQ