Charlie Lawrence just set a new World Record for the 50 mile distance at the Tunnel Hill race in Illinois. Running a mind blowing 4:48:21, and he never doubted that he could do it. Growing up the son of two athletes Charlie was a cocky kid who in Elementary School was faster than every kid on the Middle School Cross Country team. In Middle School he ran on the High School Varsity team, and eventually would run in College and earn All Big Ten Honors running for the University of Minnesota.
A debut marathon that would qualify him for the Olympic trials and a spot on the Brooks Hansen team Charlie would gain the skills necessary to attempt breaking a world record set by Jim Walmsley.
This was such a fun conversation filled with laughs and insight into what makes Charlie tick. His extreme self confidence is charming and even endearing. Get to know a rising star in the sport.
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