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Ep. 697: Adventure Racing Legends - Travis and Mark Macy

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When Mark Macy was reluctantly pulled in to race the very first Eco-Challenge back in 1995 by a friend, he had no idea what was about to happen and how it would shape his life forever. 

That first haphazard attempt at adventure racing began a lifelong pursuit of mastering multi-day adventures, competing in every Eco-Challenge that followed, and accumulating wins and awards from races in every corner of the globe. 

Having watched his father compete in these epic events, it was no surprise that Travis not only followed but excelled in his father’s footsteps. Since those early days, Travis has made quite the name for himself in the adventure/ultra racing community and even authored The Ultra Mindset: An Endurance Champion's 8 Core Principles for Success in Business, Sports, and Life.

Unfortunately, Mark was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years back, but that hasn’t stopped the two from doing amazing things together. In fact, the father/son duo was able to compete in the 2019 resurgence of the Eco-Challenge, which a documentary was made in 2020. You can watch World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji on Amazon where Travis and Mark are prominently featured.


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@mmacy146 (Mark Macy, my dad)

You can help support them in their fight against Alzheimer’s in their upcoming Longest Day adventure in June. Donation link here.


  1. Was awesome to listen to this one. I watched these guys on the Eco challenge on Amazon prime. Mark is made of incredibly tough stuff.


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