In the Media
This podcast episode is hosted by Matt Sorenson of the Runified Podcast.
"Ben Luke Smith grew up in a small town in Alabama and spent his early years as most kids do, playing youth team sports and riding his bike.
Ben describes how a series of very unfortunate events in his life over the past several years has shaped who he is as a man and runner. From being held at gunpoint, to losing his mom and others from cancer, Ben has encountered and overcome many obstacles in life. We talk with Ben about obstacle course racing, such as Tough Mudders, Spartan Races, Rugged Maniac, and Warrior Dash, and how his faith, fitness, and running have helped him continue to recover from PTSD and become stronger and more resilient.
Ben served in the United States Air Force from July 2010 to July 2018 and encourages listeners to always keep going and never stop. He also reminds runners that asking for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness, and challenges listeners to always lend a helping hand to others."
- Matt Sorenson of the Runified Podcast
His personal story of resilience has also been featured in the Montgomery Advertiser, which is apart of the USA Today Network, and it was first published by the 42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs of Maxwell AFB, AL in July 2016.