“In Out There, A Story of Ultra-Recovery Dave Clark bares his soul about how alcohol and drugs led to the depths of darkness despair, yet he was able to see a glimmer of light, a flicker of hope, ultimately making “Out There” a story of the long trail that winds upward toward enlightenment and fulfillment.”
-- Marshall Ulrich, extreme endurance athlete, speaker, and author of Running on Empty
“David Clark has overcome adversities most of us can’t even begin to fathom. Morbidly obese, hopelessly addicted to drugs and alcohol, he not only turned his life around but went on to complete the world’s toughest footrace, the 135-mile Badwater ultramarathon. Inspiring and engaging, Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery is a dramatic story about dealing with profound difficulties and having the strength and courage to persist, endure and prevail no matter how badly the odds are stacked against you.”
~Dean Karnazes, Endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author
“Dave Clark holds no punches about his battle with addiction in "Out There, A Story of Ultra-Recovery." Dave's journey is an inspiring story about stepping into the driver's seat, changing direction and taking control of his own destiny, no matter how bumpy the road ahead. Now Dave is not stopping with his own journey, he has made it a goal to help others step in the driver's seat as well. With "Out There, A Story of Ultra-Recovery" he is sure to inspire many with his compelling story and ultimate success.”
-Tim O’Donnell, Professional triathlete, World Champion & multiple Ironman 70.3 Champion
My name is David Clark and I was at deaths door not too long ago... Before my life bottomed out I had I worked my way out of a difficult childhood environment. I set national sales records while attending classes at The University of Colorado. And I went on to build an 8 million dollar company by the time I was 29 years old. So what happened?
In all my hard work I never learned how to be happy. I never learned the difference between creating profit and being present in life. Instead of enjoying the fruits of my success, I became lost. By the time I hit 34 years old I was 320lbs, addicted to fast food, narcotics and alcohol. I had a heart condition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, two herniated discs in my back and I was a hair away from full on diabetes. One day I drew a line in the sand- I decided I was no longer going to accept death. Instead I changed my life entirely by surrendering and committing to learning a whole new way to live. Today I am an accomplished endurance athlete, business owner, speaker and bestselling author. And it would be my honor, privilege and life's work to share with you my story. So if you are tired of feeling like there is a secret to life you missed, or if you know deep inside there is a super-powered version of you- call me.
Inspire Your Life!
Former 320lb Addict turned monster of endurance