Michael Herbert, CAC, CASC, ICADC is a drug and alcohol counselor at Caron Renaissance Treatment Center in Boca Raton, Florida , is running to save lives – the lives of people who suffer from the brain disease of addiction. Michael’s race of choice? 155 miles through one of the world’s desserts as part of Racing ThePlanet’s 4 Deserts
RacingThePlanet is a unique category of rough country footraces that take place over seven days and some 250 kilometers in remote and culturally rich locations around the world. The 4 Deserts series, recently ranked #2 on its list of the world’s top endurance competitions by Time Magazine, encompasses the Gobi Desert in China, the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Sahara Desert in Egypt and Antarctica, and a fifth event that roves to a new location each year.
Thus far, Michael has completed the Sahara Desert run and is currently training for the Jordon 2012, the “fifth event that roves to a new location each year.”
On June 4, 2011, Tim Cheney, co-founder of Chooper’s Guide , and Lisa Frederiksen, founder of BreakingTheCycles.com sat down with Michael to learn more about his Sahara Desert race, his own addiction recovery, his motivations for running these kinds of extreme races in order to raise money to save lives of those suffering from the brain disease of addiction, and his plans for the Jordan 2012 dessert race.
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