112: Jeffrey Binney You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

If you liked this guest, we’ll keep you in the loop. Just click here.


Our guest is on a mission to run the Leadville 100. Why did he lose so much weight and hire one of the best ultra coaches out there to make this a reality? Who inspired him to take this journey? Growing up on a pig farm in the midwest and going on to make people laugh on the stages of NYC and network TV, he has a unique background for an ultra runner. He is funny, and real, and knows his own story well enough to keep you interested in every next word! Enjoy this episode of the Athlete On Fire show.


Prefer To Watch?

Cool, because we recorded on Google Hangouts Live. The Murphy bed makes this video really pop!

One More Point:

This was a really fun, and interesting interview.  If you grew up in the midwest, or the south, or in the country, or anywhere where people overeat, you are probably going to “get” Jeffrey.  His mom passed because of largely preventable Type II Diabetes. It inspired Jeffrey to say enough.  People do this all the time. Sometimes it sticks, and inspires, and the quality of life of the individual is forever improved. And, well, sometimes it doesn’t.  A year or two passes and old habits trickle back in. I think Jeffrey is going to make it for the long haul.  A changed lifestyle to help others realize they can do it too. An advocate for adventure and getting out there and doing something epic.

The cool thing about Jeffrey.  He’ll be making people laugh while he inspires.

[bctt tweet=”Could there be two more important things in life? Laughing and your health. I don’t think so.”]

Sidenote:  I know it must be taboo to tell a comedian they better make you laugh before an interview but he is an athlete.  He’ll have plenty of pressure on himself at Leadville 100 so might as well start prepping him in my own little way!

Connect With Jeffrey

More Athletes On Fire


AOF:185 March Madness without my dad, unpredictable spring, and fallen innovators.

On the show: Legend Lost The late and great Royal Robbins passes away at age 82.  He was a pioneer in […]

Read More

AOF:184 An ultra runner named Jeffrey and his bus named Earl.

Jeffrey James Binney is a comedian, actor, and now, ultra runner.  Why does he intend on living in a bus? […]

Read More

AOF:183 The Good Leg Project with Max Conserva

A crazy and horrific accident at the age of 8 and the lightbulb moment 22 years later began a movement […]

Read More

AOF:182 Athletic Movement Skills with Clive Brewer of the Toronto Blue Jays organization.

Our guest shares his story of how he made a career working with athletes and then we dive in to […]

Read More