DCR Episode 13 - Majell Backhausen
Kia Ora Whanau. This week Eugene and Matt have the pleasure of speaking with Majell Backhausen. Majell (pronounced My-Al) is the global content and community manager for Salomon running. Yes, that Salomon. Majell talks to us about his journey, from his beginnings playing Australian rules football in his hometown of Red Hill, in the state of Victoria - to his current base of Chamonix in France, via putting in countless hours learning the craft and discipline of running in the United Kingdom (perhaps a move that puts him at odds with the majority of the Australasian diaspora). Majell tells us about hitting pause on his career as an engineer and project manager to become a sponsored athlete, a switch which has now led him to a role where he has responsibility to shape and influence the culture of trail running. Majell wears his values on his sleeve, and believes deeply in the pursuit of kindness and the authentic expression of enthusiasm. He talks about the running scene in China where he filmed at a race - oh, and about having breakfast with Kilian Jornet. As with all our guests we ask what his Greatest Run Ever has been so far - unlike all our guests, his involves leeches. Enjoy!!
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Music: Chances with Wolves
Editing assistance: Kieran Nyum-Bai
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