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Ben is a remarkable young person as both an athlete and a coach, and a pleasure to speak with.
He represented Australia as a junior at the World Mountain Running Championships and immediately wanted more. He made a very rapid step up in distance after that, running his first ultramarathon when he was 19, and just a few years later he won a bronze medal in the Skyrunning World Championships in the Ultramarathon.
Ben completed a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Physics), and started a PhD in theoretical quantum physics, but left part-way through to pursue coaching full-time with Mile 27. As well as various coaching, personal-training, and strength-and-conditioning qualifications, he is now just a few weeks away from completing a Masters in Sports Coaching.
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