Sunday, March 27, 2011


Marco Olmo. Remember that name. I'm sure most everyone that reads that will have no clue who I'm talking about. I implore you to take a few minutes out of your day and watch these videos.

The second link is better and if you click on it you will hear him speak. He has been one of the biggest inspirations in my life. One day I would love to shake his hand.

Trust me, I've watched dozens of inspirational videos on the internet (hell, I've even made one of my own which is probably why you're reading this) but this man has touched me the deepest. No, he's not battling back from a disease or overcoming some lost appendage, he's merely a quiet, poor, humble man who seems to be the least bit concerned about age. He has no trainers, dietitians or assistants telling him what to do. He is a 60 year old man beating 20 year olds in the supposed prime of their lives in one of the most grueling physical events in the world. But his victories are not what impress me the most.

When he stated that inside every one of us is a loser and that he "runs for revenge" it bowled me over. That was always something I felt but never could articulate. He tapped into that driving force that kept me motivated.

Hope you are moved by Mr. Olmo like I was.


  1. He is truly amazing. I hope I can run like he does at his age and hopefully before.

  2. damn you, Mustache I feel like a total putz for sitting around on my ass when I should be out there living...