Marcus is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker extreme athlete and coach. With a clear vision of making people's lives better through health, culture, and environment, he has developed and established two successful businesses, including international performance company, InnerFight; and Paleo food provider, Smith St Paleo.
With a competitive sporting background, he played professional rugby from the age of 18, with a major highlight being his participation in the 2009 IRB Rugby Sevens World Cup. Retiring from the game in 2010, he remains highly active and now competes in CrossFit, Cycling, Running and numerous extreme endurance events and challenges.
He believes that developing mental strength through physical challenges is one of the keys to a successful life and having multiple challenges and ultramarathons to his name, including the toughest footrace on earth, the Marathon Des Sables, which saw him run 250km self-supported across the Sahara desert in 2015.
His experiences in these challenges have helped him coach; numerous athletes ranging from ultra-endurance events to just being able to run 1 mile, from those looking to find their purpose in life to high-level CEOs.
Prior to establishing his first business InnerFight, he spent 10 years in the sporting goods industry, with over five years as a sales director at the market leader, Adidas.