S1E12: Lance Mackey, 4-time Iditarod Champion
This conversation was one of the first ones I ever dreamed of having so you could hear this guest’s story. His life is that of the ultimate rogue - making both good and bad decisions - but learning every step of the way.
In April I sat down with nerves blazing to talk to a long-time hero of mine, Lance Mackey, a 4-time Iditarod champion. He’s the only person to win the Iditarod and Yukon Quest in the same year - and he did it twice.
Lance is a dog sled musher and leads a team of 16 dogs through Alaskan Wilderness for miles and miles and days and days. He also has an award-winning documentary that’s been made about his life, and feature film is in the works. But in addition to that, and maybe even more importantly - Lance is a throat cancer survivor, and ex-addict who spent most of his life running from what, it seems, he was born to do.
Today’s story for you, the rogue one dreaming of having a life of extraordinary, is one about a prodigal. Maybe you think you could never return to a thing you once did. Maybe you’ve run away searching for answers and have found yourself lost. Maybe you’re afraid of what’s possible. Or scared that your dreams will never come true. Take heart...there’s a life past the confusion. And Lance’s story proves it.