"I'm an addict who runs & I’m a runner who writes." Charlie Engle is known as one of the world's top extreme adventure athletes. In 2007, he became the first person to run more than 4600 miles across the entire Sahara Desert, averaging two marathons per day for 51 straight days. Matt Damon produced a film about the expedition. After struggling with alcohol and drug addiction for years, Charlie became sober in 1992 and has since used running as the core of his vitality and sobriety. Charlie challenges himself every day to use the addict within him for positive, purpose-driven pursuits. Charlie uses his life experiences and compelling story to motivate audiences to overcome challenges and adversity.