Jul 9, 2022
Jason Hillcoat is a Canadian, endurance sports athlete. Over the last two years, Jason has raised over $35,000 for the Montreal Children's hospital. Jason has successfully done this by challenging himself to do endurance sporting challenges such as Ironman competitions, the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge and his latest 48-hour swim. His goal is to keep raising money and awareness for a cause that means the world to him.
In this episode, Jason talks about his formative years growing up and what inspired him to become a Canadian endurance sports athlete. He then discusses why he has dedicated so much time to exercise and what the Spencer Julius Landau “Little Warrior” Endowment Fund is all about.
This year, Jason has decided to take on three different endurance sporting challenges all based around 48 hours. The first challenge was completing the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge. This challenge consists of running 4 miles, every 4 hours, for 48 hours. The second challenge was swimming for 48 hours straight. Jason ended up setting the world swimming record of 104 km in 48 hours. The third challenge is to complete both the Ironman in Mont Tremblant and California. He has not completed this challenge yet.
Afterwards, Jason speaks about the qualities that separate a good endurance athlete from a great endurance athlete. He then provides advice on how someone can inject more purpose into their fitness journey. Jason then discusses how someone can sustain an active lifestyle long enough to get the benefits that exercise experts rave about. Lastly, Jason provides his definition of greatness and what it means to him.
Host: Ben Mumme
Guest: Jason Hillcoat
The Spencer Julius Landau “Little Warrior” Endowment Fund: https://fondationduchildren.com/en/fundraising/48-hours
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