LISA TAMATI BELONGS TO AN EXCLUSIVE CLUB OF ELITE ULTRA RUNNERS WHO HAVE ACHIEVED FEATS OF ENDURANCE THAT, UNTIL A FEW YEARS AGO, NO-ONE THOUGHT WAS HUMANLY POSSIBLE.
Lisa’s running resume reads like a Lonely Planet guide to the...the planet.
Having run more than 65,000km to date or the equivalent of two and a half times around the world, Lisa has traversed on foot almost every major desert in the world from the Sahara, to Death Valley in the USA, the Gobi desert to the Australian outback. from Alaska to Europe. She has also run the length of New Zealand 2250km (52 marathons) in 42 days.
But she’s not just a runner. Her infectious smile, her ability to hold a room, and general love for life has made her a huge hit with her running fans, readers of her book and viewers of her TV shows, documentaries and speaking audiences, she embodies the spirit of "Anything is possible despite the odds".
Lisa’s personal story is one that legends are made of. She’s an asthmatic who was told that for her, sport would never be possible. She then suffered two broken vertebrae at the age of 21, with doctors recommending fusing the broken vertebrae but instead she took to running. And run she did, out of the desert and into history as an inspiration to tens of thousands of runners and non-runners alike.
And her profile continues to grow. Lisa’s first book Running Hot was a best-seller and her second book "Runing to the Extreme" is keenly awaited, set for release later in 2012.
Her run for Cure Kids and CanTeen, taking in the length of New Zealand, made her a household name Down Under.
Now she is taking on the world, with more book launches, documentary film premieres and a TV series in the pipeline, not to mention a massive line-up of adventure runs planned globally which will see her profile continue to grow and her influence in the worldwide running and adventure community continue to inspire.
Lisa is also a passionate and vibrant speaker who will not only motivate your audience into chasing their dreams and setting lofty goals but will give them the keys to finding the strength that lies within each of us. Your audience will leave the room ready to tackle anything, inspired, motivated and left with no excuses not to live life to the full.
Her corporate speaking career has seen her speak in the USA, Australia, Europe and NZ and she at home speaking to all levels from childrens groups to high powered executives.