Greg Nance

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As a kid Greg spent lots of his family life outdoors.

"My earliest memories are chasing Dad on evergreen forest trails. I wasn't very fast and I couldn't run very far but I loved it. Running has always made me smile.

In the years since, I've jogged 49 countries and run some of the toughest footraces on the planet. Highlights include running the UK coast-to-coast, 124 miles thru the Malaysian highlands, and 100 miles across the Philippine jungle. In 2015 I was profiled in Adventure World Magazine for finishing the 250KM Gobi March with a sprained knee. But my all-time favorite was running 155 miles with Dad thru Chile's Atacama Desert, the world's driest, and crossing the finish line together!"


Greg has run over 11 big ultra challenges all over the world.

He survived a Mont Blanc snowstorm and went beyond limits during the World Marathon Challenge, where he completed 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. 
"Beginning with 26.2 miles in Antarctica, I then ran back-to-back marathons in Cape Town, Perth, Dubai, Madrid, Santiago, and Miami!"

But he became really sick on the second day. Nevertheless he managed to finish all 7 marathons. As he says “There is always a next step. There is always a path forward. And the biggest obstacles are opportunities.

Greg lives by his seven key principles how to push through, even if you can’t, in the most extreme circumstances as well as the challenges of daily life.

When he's not hitting the trails he's running a business as a young entrepreneur in Shanghai, China. Greg is co-founder of Moneythink, a not-for-profit that empowers under-resourced students to achieve college success, and he runs to spread his mission to break down the financial barriers to college.

Greg runs to spread his mission to break down the financial barriers to college.

He is founder and CEO of Dyad. "The philosophy behind Dyad.com is that students all over the world should be able to apply to university and earn scholarships... With the right mentorship, you can create your own path, step by step all the way until you accomplish your dream.”

Greg is also co-founder of Moneythink, a not-for-profit that empowers under-resourced students to achieve college success.

“I love taking on epic challenges to inspire students around the world to dream bigger and keep working hard to make it happen.

I was only able to attend my dream schools, UChicago and Cambridge, with the help of scholarships. I’m on a mission to pay it forward by running the world’s toughest footraces to help students overcome the financial barriers to college.”

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