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Hi. My name is Mat and I'm The Everyday Guy™. I’d like to share a bit about myself with you.
Regardless of my sporting and business successes, I’m just an everyday guy that’s made a decision to live an extraordinary life. My relatively late entrance into ultra distance multisport racing and adoption of a plant based diet have helped me transform my mind, body and spirit; from a lethargic, overweight corporate captive to an energized, entrepreneurial force for good.
After more than two decades of international business travel that caused me to call four continents ‘home’ I’ve now settled in Jervis Bay (2.5 hours South of Sydney) with my amazing Australian wife, Neridah, our small army of Singaporean rescue cats and our rescue dog; Barry. As someone who also competes in ultra distance racing, Neridah is my best mate and confidante (but always ready to ‘say it how it is’ when needed…).
Some of my athletic career highlights so far include podium finishes at the Craze 101km ultra-marathon in Singapore, Ultra 520k Canada triathlon (formerly Ultraman Canada), the Hume & Hovell 100k trail ultra-marathon and 2 x Race Across America (RAAM). I also feel privileged to have been invited to compete in the EPIC5 Challenge (Hawaii)!
However, I believe that it’s about much more than training and racing. I am therefore honored to have become an official ambassador for More Than Sport; a global movement of athletes who transform lives around the world in support of providing clean water, food, medical care, education and housing for those in need. In addition to raising awareness, I have made the personal commitment to donate a portion of all Everyday Guy sales to More Than Sport.
Thanks for sharing your time with me; it’s a precious and finite commodity. When asked how I manage to fit everything in my answer is simple; be focused, be consistent, be more.