Matt Waller – Heavy miles and infectious smiles

The beaming grin of Matt Waller is a trademark of the man that has visited more Death Races and other endurances events than most.

Despite the crushing pain that he and fellow athletes choose to inflict on themselves, it’s not unusual to find yourself in a group of people in a river, dark woods or drenched forest at 2am and hear giggling coming from the back somewhere. That’s Matt.

Laughter is his medicine and that’s why he never gets ill. His upbeat, happy disposition is his default setting and that’s perhaps why he has accomplished so much in his endurance journey.

The equally juvenile Cookie of Team SISU caught up with Matt recently and after (most of) the giggling and laughing subsided, they spoke about Matt’s experience with endurance racing.

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