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The Need to Know with Stephan Zimmermann

Sep 27, 2018

Hey guys and welcome to episode one of “The Need to Know” with yours truly, Stephan Zimmermann. 
My goal with this show and the conversations had here is to interview some of the top performers in the world in a wide range of fields and give you actionable advice, techniques, and mindsets that you can apply directly to your life and use to build the life of your dreams. Whether it be ultra-endurance athletes, award-winning authors, business wizards or spiritual gurus, I want this podcast to be something where everyone can relate to and gain knowledge from. 
My first guest on the podcast is Ryan Lange. Born in Medford NJ, Ryan is an ultrarunner, bowhunter, and music festival enthusiast who loves to find diverse ways to push his body and mind to the limit. Ryan began searching for extreme outdoor activities when he was unhappy with his physical well-being. Tipping the scales at 235 pounds back in 2014, Ryan began running far distances in 2016 and was able to lose 55 pounds as a result. Quickly falling in love with the sport, Ryan began to increase his training and run his first marathon only 4 months after starting to run. From there, the momentum kept going and Ryan was soon running 50k’s, 100 milers, and even a 240 mile race in Utah where he was the 25th out of 127 to finish the race and became the youngest person ever to complete a race over 200 miles. 
Freshly off of yet another ultra marathon, the Tahoe 200, Ryan joined me on the podcast where we discussed his experiences during that race, how and why he fell in love with running, the mental framework that he has established that has allowed him to accomplish such amazing feats, and much more.