Real Name: Charlie Engle
Birthday: Dec 31, 1905
City: Hermosa Beach
About Me: CHARLES RICHARD ENGLE JR, AGE 44, IS A TRUE RENAISSANCE
MAN. He is the father of two boys, a television and movie producer, a world
class athlete, a recovering drug addict and a passionate humanitarian.
In February 2007, Charlie and two teammates became the
first people in history to run across the entire Sahara Desert, more than 4500
miles. He averaged more than 42 miles per day for 111 consecutive days while
crossing the most forbidding terrain on Earth.
Charlie has worked for several years as a television
producer, primarily for ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition. He began working
as a segment producer on the pilot and helped to create more than 30 episodes. During
Season 2, Charlie actually produced 4 episodes in which he received a “Produced
by Charlie Engle” credit.
Charlie is also in constant demand on the international
speaking circuit. His message is inspirational with a massive dose of humor
thrown in. For details about how you can book Charlie as a speaker, go to www.charlieengle.com
Charlie’s first marathon was the Big Sur Marathon in 1989.
Over his years of racing, he has completed well over 200 marathons, triathlons,
adventure races and ultra endurance events. He is regularly ranked as one of the top ultra distance athletes in the
Charlie’s mission in life can be summed up in three words:
DO SOMETHING NOW!!!
For Charlie, these three words remind him that nothing is
accomplished by hoping for change in the world. To create change, one must DO
SOMETHING NOW!!! Don’t just talk about it, DO SOMETHING NOW!!! This positive
approach to life is one of Charlie’s most popular motivational topics for
speaking engagements. As a speaker, Charlie relies on his humorous approach to
life to energize and motivate his audience.
Charlie’s current focus is to bring long term sustainable
clean water solutions to Africa. He has helped to create www.h2oAfrica.org for this specific
Finally, Charlie Engle’s greatest achievement has been his incredible
recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. For 10 years, Charlie was dominated
by substances until he reclaimed his life on July 23, 1992. He uses this day as
a great personal motivator. Without sobriety, there would be no life for
Charlie Engle. No kids, no passion, no love, no running
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