Ever since I was a kid I’ve been fascinated by the power of the body and mind, and how both work together to overcome perceived expectations and limitations. For me, that’s the essence of ultra endurance sports. Each time a step closer towards the unknown and a learning curve for your body and mind to adapt and respond to once more. For many, myself included, it’s been a case of trial and error. Until now there’s been little support to help ultra endurance athletes actually understand the longterm physiological and psychological damage that can occur. Being able to help share my own personal experience to help others, and support Patrick and the team with further research in this area (as the sport continues to evolve) is a real honour.