Today we're talking to hybrid athlete Fergus Crawley, one of the UK’s most inspirational fitness figures. After a series of concussions ended his hopes at a professional rugby career, Fergus pursued powerlifting and today is also an ultra endurance athlete. Earlier in 2020, he became just the second person in history to run a verified sub-5 minute mile and back squat 500 pounds on the same day. But Fergus is lifting and running for a cause much bigger than personal glory, and the work he’s doing to raise awareness for mental health issues is the true highlight of our conversation.
This episode can get pretty heavy in places, and we're thankful Fergus opened up to us about his own journey. If you or anyone you know are struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-8255.