Mitch Seavey is a 3-time winner of the Iditarod, a sled dog race from a ceremonial start in Anchorage to Nome, Alaska that’s been called the “Last Great Race on Earth”. Teams often run the 1000-mile race through blizzards causing whiteout conditions and confront sub-zero temperatures and winds that can cause the wind chill to reach -100 degrees.
In 2017, at 57, Seavey won the race as the oldest winner ever in a record time of just over 8 days. He competed in his first Iditarod in 1982 at the age of 22 and has run ever Iditarod since 1995, racking up more than 15 top-10 finishes.
John Goodenough is a 95 year-old professor at the University of Texas who’s known around the world as the father of the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. He’s a National Medal of Science winner with over 800 journal articles, nearly 100 book chapters, and 8 books who recently filed a patent application for a new kind of battery that may usher in the next unimaginable era of discovery that will affect us all.
Joe Friel has coached world class endurance athletes for more than three decades and is the cofounder of TrainingPeaks.com and TrainingBible Coaching. He is the author of more than a dozen books on athletic training including his latest, “Fast After 50”, that provides a detailed blueprint for masters athletes to improve their performance.
Wally Hesseltine is a 73 year-old ultradistance marathoner who, for the past 35 years, has run more than 500 races and 170 ultramarathons including six sub-30 hour finishes of the Western States 100, one of the premier endurance running races in the world.
Mike Schiller is a 50+ big peak mountain climber, wilderness adventurer, and serial entrepreneur preparing to embark on a new quest inspired by a book that’s nearly 150 years-old.
Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon, Medical Director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, founder of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA), and an internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She is the author of “Fitness After 40”, “Guide to Thrive”, and “Younger in 8 Weeks”.