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Charlie Engle          

Ultra-Distance Runner & Adventure Sport Specialist, Public Speaker, Film Producer, Published Author

Charlie Engle, IS A TRUE RENAISSANCE MAN. He is the father of two boys, a television and movie producer, a world class athlete, a recovering drug addict and a passionate humanitarian.

In February 2007, Charlie Engle and two teammates became the first people in history to run across the entire Sahara Desert, more than 4500 miles. He averaged more than 42 miles per day for 111 consecutive days while crossing the most forbidden terrain on Earth.

Charlie Engle has worked for several years as a television producer, primarily for ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition. He began working as a segment producer on the pilot and helped to create more than 30 episodes. During Season 2, Charlie Engle actually produced 4 episodes in which he received a "Produced by Charlie Engle" credit.

Charlie Engle's first marathon was the Big Sur Marathon in 1989. Over his years of racing, he has completed well over 200 marathons, triathlons, adventure races and ultra endurance events. He is regularly ranked as one of the top ultra distance athletes in the world today.

For Charlie Engle, these three words remind him that nothing is accomplished by hoping for change in the world. To create change, one must DO SOMETHING NOW!!! Don't just talk about it, DO SOMETHING NOW!!! This positive approach to life is one of Charlie's most popular motivational topics for speaking engagements. As a speaker, Charlie Engle relies on his humorous approach to life to energize and motivate his audience.

Charlie's current focus is to bring long term sustainable clean water solutions to Africa. He has helped to create a web site for this specific purpose. He has also recently published a memoir, "Running Man" in 2016.

Finally, Charlie Engle's greatest achievement has been his incredible recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. "For 10 years, Charlie was dominated by substances until he reclaimed his life on July 23, 1992. He uses this day as a great personal motivator. Without sobriety, there would be no life for Charlie Engle. No kids, no passion, no love, no running.


Charlie Engle Talks About Running the Sahara (VIDEO) - Huffington ...

Endurance runner Charlie Engle discusses the documentary Running the Sahara.

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