Tristan Miller is "that guy", the one who ran 52 international marathons in 52 weeks in 2010.
Tristan Miller spent many years working in ad sales, before the "call of the wild" took hold. In the Global Economic Crisis of 2009/10, Tristan lost his job at Google when they shut down the Melbourne office. Instead of looking for a new job, he decided to take on a new challenge.
Tristan sold everything, laid out an extraordinary strategy and left Australian shores to attempt to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks - 42 countries, 7 continents - raising money for the charities, UNICEF and Facing Africa. Tristan's crazy idea turned into an epic journey as he traipsed the world, mostly alone, to see what it was like to run around the planet. He ran in all the major international marathons, including New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo, but also found himself in Rwanda, Mongolia and on Easter Island, in Chile, to name a few. He even ran across the frozen fields of Antarctica!
His tales of heroism and misfortune are dynamic and engaging. His ability to sift through the lessons of his year and give insight into the profound changes that he went through has audiences engrossed in the story. Tristan even captured many of these moments on video, as he carried a camera while he was running in every corner of the world, making his presentation visually entertaining.
Tristan made national headlines before he left and then again on his return to Australia and his name has been in print in many languages around the world, creating thousands of avid international followers. His website, RunLikeCrazy.com, and Facebook page has huge numbers of regular visitors all now wondering, what's next for this rising hero of running?
Tristan's story shows that a very regular guy can do incredible things with the right motivation. He'll have people so inspired by the end of his talk, they'll believe they can take on the world too!
If your organisation needs a breath of fresh air, Tristan will have your staff re-assess their professional and personal goals and start to imagine themselves taking on bigger challenges in life.
Whether it's in life or at work, to be adventurous is to bring change into our lives, to strive for goals that we previously have believed are out of reach, or only the domain of others.
Tristan's speech makes people believe that they deserve more than an ordinary life and that they can achieve just about anything, by setting goals, laying out a plan and striving to deliver above all expectation.
Tristan was brilliant and everyone loved his presentation – very inspirational!
Tristan engaged the kids completely, even after a very big and hit camp day. His BYO technology set up was really well managed and he was spot on time. Afterwards, he stayed and talked to the students, and even came back the next morning at 5am to take the students for a run up the Pinnacle! At all times he was very professional, funny and passionate.
Stawell Secondary College
Tristan is a genuine and honest guy with an amazing story to tell. He not only captures the entire audience with his speech but he happily worked his way around our room of corporates and friendly join in conversation. He was a great success to our event and delight to have come along.
Southern Cross Care (VIC)
"This is the 5th or 6th time we have had Tristan speak to our Year 12 students. He is not only an engaging presenter with a wonderful story, but he is also familiar with our school and it's students and the messages we wish him to convey to our students in preparation for their final year of secondary studies. We will happily use Tristan again with future groups of our students".
Stawell Secondary College
"Tristan was inspirational, motivational and certainly proved that anyone who sets their minds on their dreams and goals can achieve anything. Well done Tristan".
Melton City Council
The Google New York office had the opportunity to hear Tristan Miller speak. In front of over 200 employees, Tristan entertained and captivated the crowd with stories of his RunLikeCrazy adventures to date. He did a fantastic job engaging with the audience, who were both inspired and impressed with Tristan's background and achievements. His presentation was of very high quality and received nothing but positive feedback from all who attended. We were lucky to have someone of Tristan's calibre present to our employees and wish him all the best with future endeavours.
Google TV Ads
"Having completed his final marathon around Albert Park Lake at the feet of the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC), Tristan Miller offered to talk to MSAC platinum members about his experiences at our Running Performance information evening in early February 2011. His inclusion in the evening became a huge draw card and his presentation – complete with video clips, photos, medals and numerous anecdotes - was exceptional. His ability to speak of his personal motivators, emotional journey, physical impact and the practical implications of such an achievement resonated with everyone in the room, from new and occasional runners to seasoned marathon participants and triathletes. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship working with Tristan at MSAC, and will be certain to call on him for further such engagements."
Tim Burde | Health & Wellness Business Manager | Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre
'The speaker was inspirational, fantastic, amazing'
'Possibly the best speaker I have ever seen'
'One of the best if not the best'
'Very interesting topic, rough diamond - not polished but very good'
"Down to earth, straightforward, not arrogant, a relaxed speaker"
Robert Half International
"Tristan was approachable right from the time of booking through to answering questions from the audience on his departure. He’s experience had a room full of delegates and suppliers captivated and in awe of his achievements. After his speech a small gathering waited for him to have photos and ask further questions. He was professional and polite and we thoroughly enjoyed hosting him at our conference."
CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd
"Tristan was positive, inspirational and motivational. A fantastic story, showing what can be achieved with the right attitude, planning and delivery; thanks heaps Tristan for a fantastic evening! "
The Investors Club
"Tristan’s presentation was sensational. He had the entire audience captivated with his unbelievable story and to compliment this delivered some great messages within his presentation to our students to provide them with some real inspiration for the future.
Tristan incorporated a great mix of wow factor and humour to ensure all were engaged in the presentation. He was extremely well prepared, organised and easy to deal with I would have no hesitation in recommending him to other organisations."
Sports Education Development Australia
"Tristan was 100% engaging, enthusiastic and inspiring! Everyone was raving about him the next day and making plans to take part in his Bull Run next year (including the people who are most definitely NOT runners!). People who weren’t able to attend were made well aware of what they missed out on. He spoke for just over an hour but it felt like 30 mins! And he even hung around for a chat afterwards! Tristan was the perfect speaker for our networking event."
"Tristan was extremely well received to the extent there wasn't a sound in the room for the duration of his talk."