51 episodes

Listen to the legends of past Death Racers as they tell tales of the Courage, Power, and Wisdom it takes to conquer all of life's obstacles. Hear humans from all walks of life share their legends of conquering fear, overcoming obesity, defeating inner demons, and pushing far beyond the perceived limits of human potential. Join me as we dive deep into these stories that have only recently emerged from one of the world's most challenging races. This is the Legend of the Death Race Podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/legend-of-the-death-race/support

The Legend of the Death Race Podcast Tony Matesi

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 24 Ratings

Listen to the legends of past Death Racers as they tell tales of the Courage, Power, and Wisdom it takes to conquer all of life's obstacles. Hear humans from all walks of life share their legends of conquering fear, overcoming obesity, defeating inner demons, and pushing far beyond the perceived limits of human potential. Join me as we dive deep into these stories that have only recently emerged from one of the world's most challenging races. This is the Legend of the Death Race Podcast. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/legend-of-the-death-race/support

    Discovering the Joy of Endurance with Ronald Tortola | LotDR Episode 050

    Discovering the Joy of Endurance with Ronald Tortola | LotDR Episode 050

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    Ronald Tortola hails from Texas and was a life long athlete who came across endurance racing during the brief period of Death Race's absence. Participating in Hurricane Heats and Agoge, he thought he was prepared for the challenge of the Death Race. As he would soon discover, there is no race like The Death Race. Listen as Roland talks about the training, the tricks he learned from past death racers; and how, no matter what year you race in, that nothing quite prepares anyone for the adventure that becomes a legend.

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!


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    • 42 min
    The Power of Sobriety and Single Motherhood with Tera Spencer | LotDR Episode 049

    The Power of Sobriety and Single Motherhood with Tera Spencer | LotDR Episode 049

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    In this week's episode, we hear from Tera Spencer, a single mother who got sober and found fitness as her new outlet. Upon discovering fitness, she found Camp Rhino in Las Vegas, and shortly after met the one and only Rob Barger, after crewing the 2014 Death Race, the compelling need to compete herself took over. Tera's story is woven with many lessons all aspiring endurance athletes can learn from. Tune in to learn how her Death Race unfolds.

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!

    ⤵️ Follow the Guest:


    Tera on Instagram @teribbleepnw

    Book mentions:


    The Long Walk by Stephen King
    Fixing Your Feet by John Vonhof

    💀 What's Up in My World:

    This week I had to shake the funk and get out for a run as well as pick some pumpkins with my better half. Enjoying the weather while the sun still shines!!

    Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too!

    Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.

    This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.


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    • 55 min
    ‘Family Reach’ Ambassador Mynet Velez | LotDR Episode 048

    ‘Family Reach’ Ambassador Mynet Velez | LotDR Episode 048

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    This week Tony continues his conversations with a string of female interviews with Mynet Velez, Law Enforcement Officer, and ambassador of Family Reach; a non-profit that raises money to help cover the living expenses of families as they battle cancer.

    'Ma' (as she is affectionately called) speaks about her New Jersey roots, how she incorporated fitness into her life while raising her children, her passion for teaching personal defense, and how her compassion for others led her to compete in the Spartan Death Race. Her story takes several incredible twists you won't want to miss; tune in!!

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!

    ⤵️ Follow the Guest:


    Mynet Velez on Instagram

    Book mentions:


    Wouldn't Take Nothing from My Journey Now by Maya Angelou
    Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

    💀 What's Up in My World:

    This week I had to shake the funk and get out for a run as well as pick some pumpkins with my better half. Enjoying the weather while the sun still shines!!

    Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too!

    Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.

    This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.


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    • 55 min
    International Death Racer Alex Terrazas | LotDR Episode 047

    International Death Racer Alex Terrazas | LotDR Episode 047

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    Alex Terrazas is an International Spartan Championship racer who caught his first glimpse of the Death Race in 2014 when he volunteered for the Mexico Death Race. With the help of some gentle persuasion, he traveled to Vermont to participate in summer 2015’s race.

    Listen to this weeks' episode as he shares his experience with Tony and highlights the important growth that athletes cultivate when they seek to advance outside their comfort zone.

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!

    ⤵️ Follow the Guest:


    Alex Terrazas on Instagram

    Book mentions:


    Run or Die by Kilian Jornet
    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

    💀 What's Up in My World:

    With the beautiful fall weather, I've been slowing down and taking in the beauty of the PNW surroundings and still getting to the rocking climbing gym.

    Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too!

    Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.

    This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.


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    • 52 min
    The Original "Barn Beast" Jason Jaksetic | LotDR Episode 046

    The Original "Barn Beast" Jason Jaksetic | LotDR Episode 046

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    In this week's episode, Tony catches up with the creator of the Spartan WOD, Jason Jaksetic. Jason was no stranger to the world of endurance races when he found himself living on Joe’s property to train for the Death Race; earning him the nickname “Barn Beast”.

    He shares his hindsight on what motivated him to get outside his comfort zone, what he gained from his experience, and how the race changed his perspective on the pleasure and growth we can seek in the suffering.

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!

    ⤵️ Follow the Guest:


    Jason Jaksetic on Facebook
    Jason Jaksetic on Instagram

    Book mentions:


    Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind by Yuval Noah Harari

    💀 What's Up in My World:

    While the air quality up here has improved dramatically, I'm on a current kick with indoor rock climbing at Vertical World in North Seattle.

    Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too!

    Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.

    This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.


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    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Formidable Leyla Di Cori | LotDR Episode 045

    The Formidable Leyla Di Cori | LotDR Episode 045

    Welcome to the Legend of the Death Race Podcast, where you’ll hear the legends of past Death Racers, new and old.

    In Episode 45 we catch up with Leyla Di Cori, a veteran of both the ‘old’ and ‘new’ Death Races. Up until two months ago, Leyla had spent the better part of the past decade training for the day where she would finally earn her skull. That is, until earlier this summer when she received a diagnosis of cancer. Listen as she tells her story with humor and authenticity; reminding us how lucky we are to have suffered together and calls upon her death race family to give her the strength to overcome her biggest obstacle yet.

    Catch episodes weekly by subscribing. If your platform has reviews please, leave a review. This podcast relies on its excellent listeners to keep things going, so if you enjoy the show, consider becoming a sustaining member today! It's easy, and you can donate either $0.99/mo, $4.99/mo, or $9.99/mo. Sustaining Members gain access to a monthly zoom call with Tony. Oh, and please don't forget to take our listener feedback survey!

    ⤵️ Follow the Guest:


    Leyla Di Cori on Facebook
    Leyla Ester Di Cori on Instagram

    Book mentions:


    Born to Run by Christopher McDougall
    The Art of War by Sun Tzu

    💀 What's Up in My World:

    The planet is on fire and the air here is unsafe to be out in. So, currently, I'm getting a great workout in patience.

    Don't forget, my book The Legend of the Death Race: Conquering Life with Courage, Power, & Wisdom is now available as an audiobook too!

    Stay up to date on my latest adventures, follow me on Instagram @thatenduranceguy or visit www.thatenduranceguy.com.

    This episode of the Legend of the Death Race Podcast is brought to you by: Trail Toes, A Phenomenal, Ultra-Extreme Anti-Friction Foot Cream.


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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Faerovia ,

Fun and Engaging Endurance Stories

Host Tony Matesi leads former and current death racers through humorous and heart-warming stories. There is plenty that can be learned about the Death Race and the awesome people who participate! I have laughed, winced, and teared up at the stories. Will keep listening :)

Nofubar ,

Great listening, a must for endurance lovers!

I enjoyed the information and different perspectives from everyone interviewed. Very informative in the sense of Death Race related matters even to the extent dealing with personal adversity and overcoming it.

Banannasova ,

Add this to your listening list!

A really great listen with flowing conversation, interesting anecdotes, and great thinking points for those already in endurance racing or just thinking about diving in!

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