Bio

Jason P. Lester is an EP1C Ultra-Endurance Athlete, author, winner of ESPN’s ESPY Award “Best Male Athlete”. Lester has survived more trials, endured more horrors and surmounted more obstacles than would fit in a Hollywood film. After each upset, letdown, and setback he   has recommitted himself to pursuing his dream of becoming an accomplished athlete, despite his challenges. 

Founder, Chairman and Chief Inspiration Officer of EP1C Inc., which houses events such as – EPIC5™ Challenge, 3PICMAN™, EPIC100™ World Championships, H2OMAN™ and 3NDURAMAN™. He is the Founder and President of EP1C Performance and Endurance Center in Kona, Hawaii and is the Chairman of The NEVER STOP Foundation. In his memoir, Running On Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life (HarperOne), Lester shares the nine lessons that led him to achieve his dreams and find his calling. He lives these lessons every day, doing everything to the best of his ability, with intense drive and passion.

Providing audiences with the tools to overcome the adversity they may face and pursue their passion, Lester demonstrates a practical and inspirational guide to never giving up in the game of life.

Lester is the creator of such boundary breaking endurance events as the EPIC5™ Challenge, 3PICMAN™, EPIC100™ Ultra Marathon, who ran 1,000 miles and Biked 4,000 miles across the United States for Nike’s Journey for a Better World. On May 5th, 2013 – Lester ran 3,550 miles across the United States, becoming the 4th fastest runner to run from San Francisco to New York City in the last 80 years.

Lester grew up in Arizona, where he became obsessed with sports as a coping mechanism and by age 12, developed into a skilled athlete with numerous accolades. As fate would have it, he was hit by a car while riding his bike, resulting in 21 broken bones, a collapsed lung, and a paralyzed right arm, stifling his dream of excelling in sports. As Lester was slowly leaning to adjust to his challenges, his father and sole guardian died at the young age of 39. 

Still, inspired by the memory of his late father’s love of athletics, Lester grew up to become a star in high school and college athletics. By the age of 16, he was competing in running and biathlon events. After participating in countless races, including 5k, 10k, biathlons and marathons, Lester was ranked #2 in the state of Arizona in biathlons at the age of 18. 

The turning point in Lester’s athletic career came from a visit to the Big Isle of Hawaii to watch the 2004 Hawaiian Ironman Championships taking place in Kona and it was there that his spirit was totally overcome by the awe of this race.  He felt re-energized and came to believe that this was his life’s calling. With a goal to race the Hawaii Ironman World Championships himself, Lester began a rigorous training schedule. While he continued with the intensive workouts in preparation for his first big race, the Arizona Ironman, Lester began to notice something truly amazing – he was regaining movement in his paralyzed arm. 

Lester achieved a personal and sports milestone by becoming the first challenged athlete ever to complete the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii on November 30, 2008, finishing the grueling ultra-distance triathlon where he swam 6.2 miles, biked 261.4 miles and ran 52.4 miles to the finish line. In the year leading up to the 2009 Ultraman World Championships, Lester raced in the Ironman World Championships, represented the USA in the Triathlon World Championships in Germany, and completed Ultraman Canada (double Ironman). 

Today, Lester lives and trains in Kona, Hawaii.

In 2007, Lester founded The NEVER STOP Foundation, which is dedicated to using athletics as a tool to encourage all youth to have the chance to achieve their full potential. The goal is to help those in their formative years find their own true voice, help them build their confidence, improve their communication skills and learn the values of discipline, trust, compassion, self-reliance, and respect.  www.NEVERSTOPfoundation.org

 

 

RECENT CHALLENGES AND ENDURANCE HIGHLIGHTS

 

Ran Across the United States— 3,550 miles (4th Fastest athlete to run from San Francisco to New York (The official course across America) www.R-U-N.us

OPIOPIO BENIFIT— Ran 110 miles on a treadmill in 24 hours (2013)

Squaw Peak Mountain— Set the course record, Summit 13x in 24 hours (2013)

3PICMAN— Completed three consecutive iron distance triathlons in 52 hours (2012) www.EPICinc.com 

Nike Journey for a Better World — Ran & Biked 5,000 miles in 102 days across the United States (2012)  www.NikeBetterWorld.com/journey

26X26 — Ran 26 Marathons in 26 Consecutive Days (2012) www.26X26.info

3PICMAN Challenge® — 7.2-mile swim, 336-mile bike and 78.6-mile run in 51hrsRan 26 Marathons in 26 Consecutive Days (2012) www.3PICMAN.com

EPIC100® — Ran 100 miles non-stop from Kailua-Kona to the Top of Mauna Kea Mountain 15,000ft (2012) www.EPICinc.com 

RUNMAN® — Ran 230 miles around the Big Island of Hawaii – 5 1/2 Days— 6 Days Non-Stop (2012)

H2OPE Badwater for Clean water — Ran 316 miles from Las Vegas to Mt. Whitney, 2011 ( 1st male athlete in the world to complete ) (2011) www.H2OPE2011.com

EPIC5 Challenge® — 5 Iron Distance Triathlons – 5 Hawaiian Islands in 5 Days, 2010, 2011, 2012 ( 1st athlete to complete 3x ) www.EPIC5.com

ESPY Award Winner, 2009 (1st male triathlete to win an ESPY)

ULTRAMAN Canada, 2008 Finisher (4th place overall in the run), 2009 Finisher (14th place overall)

ULTRAMAN Hawaii World Championships, 2008 Finisher (24th overall), 2009 Finisher (18th overall), 2010 Finisher www.ULTRAMANlive.com

IRONMAN Hawaii World Championships, 2008 Finisher, 2009 Finisher ( 1st in Category )

IRONMAN Arizona, 2007 Finisher, 2008 Finisher

IRONMAN Western Australia, 2007 Finisher

70.3 Honu, 2009 Finisher (3rd in age group, qualifying for Ironman World Championships), 2010 Finisher

Ultramarathon – Hilo to Volcano, 2008 Finisher (9th place overall)

ITU Triathlon World Championships, 2007 (6th place), 2008 (2nd place)

The Nautica New York City Triathlon, 2007 (2nd place)

Duathlon – Pac Crest Endurance, 2008 (3rd in age group)

USAT (USA Triathlon) PC Athlete of the Year, 2008

USAT (USA Triathlon) PC Athlete of the Year Finalist, 2007

Personal website: www.JASONPLESTER.com

EP1C, Inc. website: www.EP1Cinc.com


长城

最棒的旅行

100

4200公里

不到长城非好汉——毛泽东

这可以说是历史上最大的土木工程,毫无疑问,也是世界上最大的文明壮举。这项工程始于秦朝(约公元前208年),直到1,800年之后的明朝才全部完工。长城跨越了4000多英里,它是一个值得我们用一生的时间去征服的挑战。

Jason Lester 是征服这一宏伟历史的变革者,他的唯一目的是在全球范围内掀起一场变革,通过这种鼓舞以连接世界。

Lester是Running on Faith的作者,同时也是EP1C公司的创始人,该品牌为像EPIC5 Challenge这样开创性的耐力赛提供住所。Lester还是NEVER STOP基金会的创始人和董事长,他作为耐克“更好的世界”的品牌和运动代表,在100天内骑行5, 000英里跨越美国。最近,Lester还在72天内横跨美国跑了3,550英里,为桑迪飓风的受灾者募集资金并呼吁各界关注,他想要通过他的运动天赋激励其他人永不停止。此外,Lester的卓越事迹还包括:他在跑步机上跑了24个小时以为癌症患者筹集资金;他在72小时内完成铁人三项以表示他对桑迪胡克小学校园枪击案的受害者致以默哀。他是第一位为了在印度建造干净的水井而从拉斯维加斯跑到惠特尼顶部,跑了316英里却一刻都不停歇的男性运动员。

INSP1RE活动的目的是建立生态系统的和谐统一。这一充满激情的冒险为个人和组织实现他们各自的使命提供了一个鼓舞和协作的平台。对我们所有人而言,携手一次史诗般的坚定的旅行是一个不容错过的机会,它能让我们回馈并创造环境,也能更好地做到人与自然的和谐统一。

我们希望您能成为这场未知的、兴奋与艰巨并存的100天跋涉中的一员。这将是一次最纯粹的旅行,类似于阿尔卑斯登山探险队那样通过自给自足的方式来完成,因此需要自备食物、帐篷和其它设备。在15-20名志愿者的协助下,Lester将征服这一不朽的探险。

为了完成这一使命,他需要宝贵的支持以实现这段旅程。没有一个运动员曾单独一人跑完了长城的距离,对Lester而言,他不仅仅要做好失败的准备,这更是一场身体上和精神上的挑战。这不是一个可以轻易进行或不经过周密考虑和精心规划而进行的任务,在各方的支持下,这个壮举将成为一次激动人心的合作,会让所有参与其中的人都受益匪浅。

这次远征的目的是激起人们内心的希望、改变、保护、传承和荣耀。他邀请您加入全球鼓舞联盟(Alliance of Global Inspiration)并成为这一伟大探险的一员。请考虑支持这一使命,对于您的深思熟虑我们深表感谢!

您的慷慨将会帮助改变我们生活的这个世界……

谢谢您的支持!

最棒的旅行团队

 

成为赞助商并支持使命

赞助级别

EPIC合作伙伴:$10,000.00或同等金额的产品/服务

EPIC包:

  • 将您的logo和/或组织名称标识在活动官网以及所有营销材料上,同时在所有电视、广播和印刷材料中提及您是该活动的官方合作伙伴,以提升您公司的公众形象和媒体曝光率。
  • 通过Jason的Twitter、Instagram和Facebook账号提高社交媒体曝光率。三个账号的粉丝数分别为:Twitter (108,000), Instagram (5,200), Facebook (5,000)。
  • 独家访问我们的全天候直播事件跟踪网站和博客。
  • 公众代言,即将您公司或组织的logo或名称印于所有Jason在穿越长城时所进行的采访和摄像中用到的定制设备,以提升品牌知名度。
  • 5件签名的官方任务包,包括:一件官方M5M运动衬衫、夹克、手套和袜子。
  • 100本签名的Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life,详情访问www.runonfaith.com
  • 为您的企业树立一个积极的、鼓舞人心的榜样形象:在接下来的12个月内,Jason将免费为您的公司和/或组织亮相一次。
  • 有机会成为这样一个鼓舞人心的壮举的一员的可能性是百万分之一。

NEVER STOP合作伙伴:$5,000.00或同等金额的产品/服务

NEVER STOP包:

  • 将您的logo和/或组织名称标识在活动官网以及所有营销材料上,以提升您公司的公众形象和媒体曝光率。
  • 通过Jason的Twitter、Instagram和Facebook账号提高社交媒体曝光率。三个账号的粉丝数分别为:Twitter (108,000), Instagram (5,200), Facebook (5,000)。
  • 独家访问我们的全天候直播事件跟踪网站。
  • 公众代言,即将您公司或组织的logo或名称印于所有Jason在穿越长城时所进行的采访和摄像中用到的定制设备,以提升品牌知名度。
  • 50本签名的Running on Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life,详情访问www.runonfaith.com
  • 有机会成为这样一个鼓舞人心的壮举的一员。

 

MISSION合作伙伴:$2,500.00或同等金额的产品/服务

MISSION包:

  • 将您的logo和/或组织名称标识在活动官网以及所有营销材料上,以提升您公司的公众形象和媒体曝光率。
  • 独家访问我们的全天候直播事件跟踪网站。
  • 有机会成为这样一个鼓舞人心的壮举的一员。

 

JOURNEY级别:$1,000或同等金额的产品/服务

JOURNEY级别:

  • 将您的logo和/或组织名称标识在活动官网上,以提升您公司的公众形象和媒体曝光率。
  • 有机会成为这样一个鼓舞人心的壮举的一员。

 

我们支持你的使命:$100-$500

 

 

 

 

 

关于长城:

长城东起山海关,西至罗布泊湖,大致沿着内蒙古南部边缘的弧线。一个采用先进技术的、全面的考古调查显示,明长城测量有8,850公里(5,500英里),它是由6,259公里(3,889英里)的实际城墙、359公里(223英里)的壕沟和2,232公里(1,387英里)的如山丘、河流等的天然防御屏障构成的。

关于Jason P. Lester

Jason P. Lester是EP1C超耐力运动员、作家、ESPN的ESPY“最佳男运动员奖”获得者。Lester经历的考验、磨难和障碍比好莱坞电影里的设置还要多得多。在一次次的不安、失望和挫折过后,尽管他面临着很多挑战,但他依然执着于自己的梦想,渴望成为一名成功的运动员。

Lester是EP1C公司的创始人、主席和首席鼓舞总裁(Chief Inspiration Officer),该公司为很多活动提供住所,如EPIC5™挑战赛, 3PICMAN™, EPIC100™世锦赛和3NDURAMAN™。他还是EP1C Performance和Endurance Center在科纳和夏威夷的创始人和总裁,以及NEVER STOP基金会的主席。在他的回忆录Running On Faith: The Principles, Passion, and Pursuit of a Winning Life (HarperOne)中,Lester分享了9个让他得以实现梦想、找到自己使命的教训,他每天谨记这些教训,以十足的动力和激情,尽自己所能地把每一件事情做到最好。

在书中,Lester不仅为读者们提供了克服逆境、追求激情的工具,而且还通过一个实用的、鼓舞人心的指南告诫读者在人生的游戏中要永不放弃。Lester是打破极限耐力赛事的开创者,如EPIC5™挑战赛(连续5天内在5个夏威夷岛上完成5次铁人距离三项运动)是为耐克的“更好的世界之旅”所做的活动,需要横跨美国,连续跑1,000英里并骑行4,000英里。2013年5月5日,Lester横跨美国跑了3,550英里,成为过去80年中从旧金山到纽约跑得第四快的运动员。

Lester在亚利桑那州长大,在那里他痴迷于运动,在他12岁的时候,他已经是一名拥有无数光环的技术成熟的运动员。但由于命运的捉弄,他在骑自行车时出了车祸,造成21根骨头断裂、肺部受伤以及右臂瘫痪,这一切扼杀了他美好的运动员之梦。当Lester正逐渐适应他所面临的挑战时,他年轻的父亲、唯一的监护人在39岁就过世了。

尽管如此,受到他已故父亲对田径热爱的鼓舞,Lester长大后成为了高中和大学里的田径明星。16岁的时候,他完成了竞跑和冬季两项赛事。在参加了五千米、一万米、冬季两项和马拉松等赛事之后,Lester 18岁的时候就在亚利桑那州的冬季两项中排名第二。

Lester运动生涯的转折点是在2004年,那时他去夏威夷观看在科纳举办的2004夏威夷铁人三项锦标赛,在那里,他产生了对这个民族的无比敬畏之情,他的精神被完全地征服了。他觉得自己可以咸鱼翻身,而且开始相信这是他一生的使命。为了能实现亲自参加夏威夷铁人三项世界锦标赛的目标,Lester开始了严格的训练计划。当他正在进行密集的训练以为他的第一个重大比赛——亚利桑那州铁人三项做准备时,Lester发现了一些令人惊奇的事情——他瘫痪的手臂竟然可以活动了!

2008年11月30日,在夏威夷的Ultraman世锦赛上,Lester成为了第一个完成挑战的运动员,他完成了艰苦的超长距离铁人三项赛:游了6.2英里,骑行261.4英里,最后跑了52.4英里到达终点线。这不仅对于他个人意义重大,更是运动史上的里程碑事件。在2009年的Ultraman世锦赛上,Lester代表美国参加了德国三项全能世界锦标赛和加拿大Ultraman(双项铁人)。

 

近期的挑战和耐力赛亮点:

Squaw Peak Mountain— Set the course record, (2014)

斯阔峰(Squaw Peak Mountain——创造新纪录,在14小时内登顶15次(Summit 15x in 14 hours)(2014)

跑步穿越美国(Ran Across the United States——3,550英里。从旧金山到纽约(穿越美国的官方路线)跑得第四快的运动员(2013)www.R-U-N.us

OPIOPIO BENEFIT——24小时内在跑步机上跑了110英里(2013)

斯阔峰(Squaw Peak Mountain——创造新纪录,在24小时内登顶13次(Summit 13x in 24 hours)(2013)

3PICMAN——52小时内完成了三个连续的铁人距离三项(2012)www.EPICinc.com

耐克“更好的世界之旅”(Nike Journey for a Better World——102天内穿越美国,跑步加骑行共5,000英里(2012)www.NikeBetterWorld.com/journey

26X26——在连续的26天内跑了26次马拉松(2012)www.26X26.info

3PICMAN Challenge®——15小时内:7.2英里游泳,336英里骑车,78.6英里跑步www.3PICMAN.com

EPIC100®——一刻不停地从凯鲁瓦-柯纳跑到莫纳克亚山15000英尺,共计100英里(2012)www.EPICinc.com

RUNMAN®——在夏威夷大岛上跑了230英里——5个半天——不停歇的6天(2012)

H2OPE脏水换净水(H2OPE Bad water for Clean water——从拉斯维加斯到惠特尼跑了316英里,2011(世界上第一位完成的男性运动员)(2011)www.H2OPE2011.com

EPIC5 Challenge®——5次铁人距离三项——5天内5个夏威夷岛,2010,2011,2012(第一位完成3次的运动员)www.EPIC5.com

ESPN的ESPY奖项获得者(ESPN’s ESPY Award Winner,2009 (第一位获得ESPY的男性运动员)

ULTRAMAN Canada,2008年的完成者(竞跑中的第4名),2009年的完成者,(整体第14名)

ULTRAMAN夏威夷世界锦标赛(ULTRAMAN Hawaii World Championships,2008年的完成者(整体第24名),2009年的完成者(整体第18名),2010年的完成者www.ULTRAMANlive.com

IRONMAN夏威夷世界锦标赛(IRONMAN Hawaii World Championships

,2008年的完成者,2009年的完成者(类别中第1名)

亚利桑那州IRONMAN(IRONMANArizona,2007年的完成者,2008年的完成者

西澳大利亚IRONMAN(IRONMANWestern Australia,2007年的完成者

70.3 Honu,2009年的完成者(年龄组中第3名,获得参加Iroman世界锦标赛的资格),2010年的完成者

超长距离马拉松——希洛到火山(Ultramarathon – Hilo to Volcano,2008年的完成者(整体第9名)

ITU三项全能世界锦标赛(ITU Triathlon World Championships,2007年(第6名),2008年(第2名)

诺蒂卡纽约三项全能赛(The Nautica New York City Triathlon,2007年(第2名)

Duathlon – Pac Crest Endurance,2008年(年龄组第3名)

USAT (USA Triathlon)PC Athlete of the Year, 2008

美国三项全能赛USAT (USA Triathlon)年度PC运动员,2008

USAT (USA Triathlon) PC Athlete of the Year Finalist, 2007

美国三项全能赛USAT (USA Triathlon)年度入围PC运动员,2007

 

 

 

网址:

Personal: www.JPL5.com

Company: www.EP1C.us

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jasonlester (108,000 followers + top 5 for ultra endurance athletes)

Instagram: www.instagram.com/_epiclife

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jason.p.lester (5,000 followers)

Author: www.runonfaith.com

Past Charity Events: http://www.jasonplester.com/projects

R[U]N Across America | 3,550 miles for Hurricane Sandy (72 days) http://www.wavesforwater.org/fundraiser/run-to-rebuild

Journey for a Better World | 5,000 mile Run & Bike (102 days) Nike’s Better World Campaign http://NikeBetterWorld.com/journey

 

合作伙伴: