Marcus Smith

I am an entrepreneur, motivational speaker extreme athlete and coach. With a clear vision of making peoples lives better through health, culture and environment, I have developed and established two successful businesses, including international performance company, InnerFight; and Paleo food provider, Smith St Paleo.

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The feeling when you know you can just go all day. Nothing will get in your way. You are free, it’s hard but it’s easy. It’s a state of flow. I had not felt it consistently. I had blown up in key long runs. Even easy runs felt harder than they should have. But I had felt it in stages. I knew what it felt like. I knew it was good. I had to reconnect with it. “When in this block have I felt the feeling I want?” I asked myself. The answers came fast: 45 x 200m on my 45th birthday in December. 12 days of “Ultra Trackmas” in December. 800s in Jan 21.1km race in Feb The 10km run off the bike in X terra in March What was “on” my mind in these sessions? What was “in” my mind in these sessions? What really was the feeling? I didn’t have all the answers but I had a ...

Daily Quotes

“It will get easier if you relax a bit more. The body and mind will be free.”

Who Am I?

I am an entrepreneur, motivational speaker extreme athlete and coach. With a clear vision of making peoples lives better through health, culture and environment, I have developed and established two successful businesses, including international performance company, InnerFight; and Paleo food provider, Smith St Paleo.

With a competitive sporting background, I played professional rugby from the age of 18, with a major highlight being my participation in the 2009 IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup. Retiring from the game in 2010, I moved to CrossFit and endurance challenges which I still take part in and love.

I believe that developing mental strength through physical challenges is one of the keys to a successful life and have multiple challenges and ultramarathons to my name including: 30 marathons in 30 days in 2018, 250km self-supported across the Sahara desert in 2015, 230km self supported through Kenya in 2019, crossing the island of Corisica on foot with 13,000m of elevation in 2018.

In 2018 I was served up a truly amazing experience when I was training to set a world record in ultra cycling and was hit by a truck at 65kmph resulting in the biggest fight I had ever had, the fight for my life. I looked death straight in the face and decided it was not for me. (check out my documentary here)

My experiences in these challenges and my near death experience has helped me coach; numerous athletes ranging from ultra endurance events to just being able to run 1 mile, from those looking to find their purpose in life to high levels CEO’s.

Prior to establishing my first business InnerFight, I spent 10 years in the sporting goods industry, with over five years as a sales director at market leader, Adidas and my final year at Nike.

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“Motivational”, “thought provoking”, “inspirational”, “forward thinking” are some words that my audiences have used to describe my talks.

From 50 people to 500 people, from kids to adults, I have had the privilege of speaking and motivating audiences around the world with a simple vision of making their lives better through sharing my experiences, my take on life and how I looked death in the face and decided to live.

My TED Talk is short and powerful bringing together the 9 months from when I nearly lost my life to running 30 marathons in 30 days.

At schools I inspire children to live, something I think we often forget to do.

In December 2018 I shared my “30 Marathons in 30 Days” experience with a sell out audience at InnerFight’s “InnerTalks”

“Lessons From The Desert”  gained me international respect as I shared my lessons from 2 years of running over 2,000km across some of the worlds most brutal deserts.

Want me to speak for you? Get in touch with me through the contact form below.

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+123 456 789 111

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