From Obese, Addicted And Depressed To Elite Athlete, David Clark Inspires Others To Transform Their Lives
In all of David Clark’s hard work and achievements, he never learned how to be happy. He never learned the difference between creating profit and being present in life, so instead of enjoying the fruits of his success – he became lost. But David transformed his life and shares this miraculous journey in his awe-inspiring book, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery.
By age 29, David had created a multi-million-dollar business ― 5 years later he was morbidly obese and addicted to fast food, narcotics and alcohol. He had a heart condition, two herniated discs in his back, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and a hair away from diabetes. That’s when he made the decision that an early death was not an option! He reinvented himself by surrendering and committing to learning an entirely new way to live – and he gradually reached the top of the ultra-running world!
How did he do it? How did he go from a 320 pound, out-of-shape man to a record-holding pro-athlete who completed the world’s toughest footrace, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon? David believes wholeheartedly that what we eat affects who we are, and when we change our thoughts, we can change anything about ourselves. In his book he shares his powerful story of transformation; how he beat the odds and survived obesity, divorce, bankruptcy and depression to become an unstoppable force of happiness in his 40’s!
David’s unique perspective is inspiring others to reach deep inside and break free of destructive habits and the accompanying depression. He works hard to raise awareness about mental health issues, and has discussed addiction and depression on air with many celebrities like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rich Roll, and many other famous athletes and musicians.
Out There is his candid story of addiction and recovery; the lessons learned provide inspiration to never give up despite life’s challenges. It is brutally and unflinchingly honest, and testament to the power of redemption and the human spirit. The audiobook reached bestseller status on Amazon.com.
A radio/podcast host, running coach, sponsored runner and inspirational speaker, David is also the Admissions Director for Mountain Peak Recovery, an inpatient recovery center in Thistle, Utah. An elite athlete, David has competed in some of the most difficult endurance races on the planet and is highly respected in the national running community. For more information, please visit: www.wearesuperman.com.
Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery
By David Clark
Available at Amazon.com
“David is one intense dude ― and an intelligent and riveting speaker to say the least. His book had me up all night waiting to find out how he made it out of the mess his life had become.”
– Stone Cold Steve Austin, WWE Icon and action movie superstar
“David has become a good friend of mine and is an amazing example of what someone can do when committed to complete transformation of the mind, body and spirit.”
– Rich Roll, NYT bestselling author and host of the world famous Rich Roll Podcast
“[The book] …is as jarring and intense as it is motivating and uplifting.”
– Marshall Ulrich, extreme endurance athlete, speaker, and author of Running on Empty
“David Clark has overcome adversities most of us can’t even begin to fathom. Morbidly obese, hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol, he not only turned his life around but went on to complete the world’s toughest footrace, the 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon. Inspiring and engaging, [the book] is a dramatic story about dealing with profound difficulties and having the strength and courage to persist, endure and prevail no matter how badly the odds are stacked against you.”
– Dean Karnazes, endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author
“Dave Clark holds no punches about his battle with addiction in “Out There, A Story of Ultra-Recovery.” Dave’s journey is an inspiring story about stepping into the driver’s seat, changing direction and taking control of his own destiny, no matter how bumpy the road ahead. Now Dave is not stopping with his own journey, he has made it a goal to help others step in the driver’s seat as well. With “Out There, A Story of Ultra-Recovery” he is sure to inspire many with his compelling story and ultimate success.”
– Tim O’Donnell, Professional triathlete, World Champion & multiple Ironman 70.3 Champion
“…raw and riveting—a real-life “Rocky” story about a guy who just refused to give up. David Clark pulls no punches in telling us what he’s been through, and it will be a long, long time before I get this book out of my head.”
– Ross Harrington
“To say David Clark’s story is inspiring would be an understatement. His personal narrative is so captivating, gripping, and energizing it compels one to revisit abandoned aspirations and to get out and achieve them…”
– Marlin Keesler “The Reluctant Runner”
“David has an undeniable energy as both a runner and a sober man. He sets a stellar example for anyone who wants to take charge of their own life and make a difference in others’ lives. He is all out, all the time. I love this book.”
– Charlie Engle, athlete and author