Charlie Engle is at it again and is getting ready to break the world record for running across the United States the fastest. The previous record, set by Frank Giannino, is 46 days 8 hours 36 minutes. Charlie plans to run 3150 miles from San Francisco, to New York in 45 days. By my math that’s an amazing 70 miles per day! He’ll be running with his good friend Marshall Ulrich, who is also chasing the record. We wish them both the best of luck, but we’re not ashamed to admit we’re cheering for Charlie.
Last year, Charlie, Ray Zahab and Kevin Lin ran a grueling 111-mile trek across the Sahara. A documentary crew followed them along the way and the resulting film, Running the Sahara, is set for release this summer. It’s narrated by Academy Award™-winner Matt Damon, and directed by Academy Award™-winner James Moll. The film looks great, and we here at MISSION Product can’t wait to watch this journey made by these three incredible athletes.
We are excited to let you know that five of our recently signed MISSION Product athletes are going to Beijing! Amanda Beard (swimming), Carmelo Anthony (basketball), Jessica Mendoza (softball), Hunter Kemper (triathlon) and Sarah Haskins (triathlon) are all representing America in their respective sports, and taking MISSION Product across the globe to help them compete against the greatest athletes alive.
“The unforgiving combination of sun, heat and humidity, combined with the strain of competition, makes MISSION Product a vital part of my preparation and performance”, says Hunter Kemper, triathlon competitor. We here at MISSION Product are proud to support our Beijing five, and wish them good luck and a triumphant return home.
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MISSION Product was born when ultra-endurance athlete Charlie Engle needed a product that could keep up with his demands and the grueling terrain he crosses. After 111 consecutive days in the Sahara Desert, he said, “In my 30 plus years of training and competing, there has never been a skin care product that has met my needs.” MISSION quickly discovered that he wasn’t alone.
Charlie Engle and two-time MVP basketball player Steve Nash were the first of a growing number of professional athletes to team up with world-class scientists to develop and engineer MISSION’s high-performance skincare products. The result is an entirely new category in skincare: by athletes, for athletes. If our sunscreen can protect Charlie Engle on his 111 day run across the Sahara, imagine what it can do for you.
MISSION isn’t only about protecting your skin. We’re also about protecting the earth you live on. MISSION Product makes an impact off the field by proudly supporting the charities of its athletes – from providing drinkable water in Africa to fighting global warming. MISSION is free of preservatives and irritants, and is animal cruelty-free.
Just like our products, this blog is for – and by – athletes and sports enthusiasts. Not just the pro athletes who are MISSION partners, but anyone who uses MISSION Product. So yea, you’ll see postings from two-time MVP Steve Nash, but you’ll also hear from rec league warriors. And they’ll hear from you, too.