EP39 - Breaking Down Walls: Spartan Racing and New Breakthroughs w/ Benoit Chavarie

by Leo Gallegos January 26, 2021

EP39 - Breaking Down Walls: Spartan Racing and New Breakthroughs w/ Benoit Chavarie

Alto by Libertas is inspired by the Italian phrase "Verso l'alto", which means "to the heights", emblematic of the heroic life of Italian mountaineer and social activist Pier Giorgio Frassati. Listen to raw and authentic conversations on Faith, Culture, Fitness and Mission-Driven Entrepreneurship that will help us pursue "the heights" together!


Benoit "Ben" Chavarie is a Catholic adventurer who enjoys pushing his physical and mental limits while seeking to glorify God in all things he does as a husband, foster dad, youth minister and athlete. Ben is an endurance enthusiast, completing numerous events including a Spartan Ultra (50km, 60 obstacles) and in 2021 is currently training for the Vermont Spartan Ultra, Midstate Massive Ultra Trail 100 miler and La Ruta in Costa Rica.

Episode Themes:

  1. How Ben got into endurance racing and his mindset in taking on challenges.
  2. His experience of training for and completing a Spartan Ultra.
  3. The intersection of Faith and fitness, and how challenging ourselves physically can tee us up for new breakthroughs in our interior lives.
  4. How a growth mindset is core to living out our Faiths in today's culture.
  5.  And much more!

Follow Ben at:

Instagram: @benoit.chavarie and @burning.tenacity


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Leo Gallegos
Leo Gallegos

Leo Gallegos is the founder of Libertas, a Christian apparel brand and content resource for men. After almost a decade in financial services and a short time in higher education at The Catholic University of America, Leo felt God was inviting him to share his love for the beauty and richness of the Faith though Libertas. Leo and his wonderful wife Liz have two young boys and another on the way! They are a military family and currently reside in the Virginia Beach area. Leo is an endurance enthusiast, recently completing two ultra-marathons and is training for his first 100 miler in November. Leo looks forward to sharing more on culture and faith, and how being outdoors, running and hiking, can be great avenues to growth both personally and spiritually. You can read more about Leo, view Libertas' content and shop at libertasalive.com. Follow Libertas and Leo on Instagram @libertas_alive and @catholic.running.guy.

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