Joel Runyon

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Joel Runyon
Born (1987-04-23) April 23, 1987 (age 32)
Winfield, IL
OccupationBlogger, Author
LanguageEnglish
NationalityUnited States
CitizenshipUnited States
EducationBusiness Administration, Spanish
Alma materBethel College (Indiana)
SubjectEntrepreneurship, Travel, Fitness
Notable worksImpossible: The Manifesto
Website
impossiblehq.com

Joel Runyon is an American blogger and author. He is the founder of Impossible X[1] and blogger at IMPOSSIBLE. He is also the founder of Paleo Meal Plans LLC.

He is an athlete, endurance runner, businessman,[2] and speaker. His TEDx talk has received over 600,000 views.[3]

He is a frequent writer on Huffington Post[4], Virgin.com,[5] LifeHack and Mind Body Green.[6]

Impossible X LLC[edit]

Runyon founded Impossible Ventures in 2012[7] and has developed multiple brands under the Impossible umbrella. In 2016, he later renamed the company to Impossible X LLC.

Through the company, Runyon has developed four apps[8][9] and worked with multiple startups including SpotHero, Simple Energy and Chicago.com to help them grow their organic and paid traffic.

He also developed a blog, Impossible, with a focus on mental toughness and fitness. He has interviewed elite athletes like Kyle Maynard, David Goggins, and Bobby Maximus.[10] on his podcast Impossible Podcast.

In 2011, Impossible X launched an apparel line, Impossible Gear[11] featuring the trademarked Impossible logo.[12]

Some of the branded sites and services within IMPOSSIBLE include:[13]

  • Impossible HQ
  • Impossible X
  • Impossible Podcast
  • Impossible Fitness
  • Impossible Nutrition
  • Impossible Gear
  • Impossible TV
  • Impossible.org

Ultimate Meal Plans LLC[edit]

After seeing success in the fitness space, Runyon also launched several websites and apps based on the paleo diet. In 2016, Runyon spun these apps & websites out into a new business named Paleo Meal Plans LLC[14] in order to deliver meal plans, and other digital products in the paleo nutrition space.[15]. As of July 2019, the business was renamed to "Ultimate Meal Plans" and expanded to offer products in the keto, banting, and AIP diet space as well.

Books[edit]

In 2011, Runyon released an ebook entitled Impossible: The Manifesto.[16]

He has also written two fitness guides: Impossible TRI (defunct) and Impossible Abs.

Impossible.org[edit]

In 2012, Runyon raised over $26,000 to help build a school with the non-profit Pencils of Promise.[17][18][19]

Runyon has raised over $266,000 total through Impossible.org, the philanthropic branch of Impossible X.[20]

In 2014, Runyon announced he would be running 7 ultra marathons on 7 continents in order to help build 7 schools with Pencils of Promise.[21][22][23]

As of February 5, 2017, he has raised over $123,000 and finished five races.[24]

On April 15, 2017 Runyon completed the running portion of the 777 Project by running the Two Oceans Marathon in South Africa and raising $156,199.[25]

In June 2017, Jesse Itzler's movement WeDoHardStuff.com raised $36,124 to build the 7th school for the 777 Project. The total raised throughout the project totaled $192,323.[26][27]

Ultra Running[edit]

Runyon began ultra running for charity in 2012. In February 2017, he joined the 7 continents marathon club having run marathon distance or longer on all 7 continents.[28][29]

In February 2017, Runyon became one of 5 people to run an ultra marathon on every continent.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Impossible X". angel.co. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ "Joel Runyon". joelrunyon.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  3. ^ "Watch "Cold Shower Therapy: Joel Runyon at TEDxLUC" Video at TEDxTalks". TEDxTalks. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  4. ^ "Joel Runyon". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  5. ^ "Joel Runyon - Virgin.com". Virgin.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  6. ^ "mindbodygreen". mindbodygreen. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  7. ^ "Living the Impossible | Bethel College Magazine". www.bethelcollege.edu. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  8. ^ "Impossible Ventures - Android Apps on Google Play". play.google.com. Archived from the original on 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  9. ^ "Impossible Ventures LLC Apps on the App Store". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  10. ^ "Impossible Radio with Joel Runyon by Joel Runyon on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  11. ^ "Impossible Gear". Impossible X™. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  12. ^ "Apply for a Trademark. Search a Trademark". trademarkia.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  13. ^ https://impossiblehq.com/business-structure/
  14. ^ https://angel.co/paleo-meal-plans
  15. ^ https://wyobiz.wy.gov/business/FilingDetails.aspx?eFNum=193130147176152180224141062103164196114041135194
  16. ^ "Impossible: The Manifesto / Impossible". Impossible. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  17. ^ "We're Building A School In Guatemala ≠ Impossible / Impossible". Impossible. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  18. ^ "We Built A School (And I Have Proof!) / Impossible". Impossible. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  19. ^ Braun, Adam (2014). The Promise of A Pencil. Scribner. ISBN 1476730628.
  20. ^ "Impossible.org | Helping others do the impossible". Impossible.org | Helping others do the impossible. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  21. ^ "This Man Is Running 7 Ultramarathons to Build 7 Schools for Underserved Kids - RYOT News". RYOT News. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  22. ^ "The Inside Lane: Inspired By The Impossible | Competitor.com". Competitor.com. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  23. ^ "777 Project – 7 Ultras / 7 Continents / 7 Schools / ≠IMPOSSIBLE≠". The 777 Project. Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  24. ^ "777 Project – 7 Ultras / 7 Continents / 7 Schools / ≠IMPOSSIBLE≠". The 777 Project. Retrieved 2016-12-24.
  25. ^ "777 Project - Joel Runyon's fundraising page for Pencils of Promise". Classy.org. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  26. ^ "Meet the Man Who Ran 7 Ultras on 7 Continents to Raise Money for 7 Schools". Runner's World. 2017-06-26. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  27. ^ "Meet the Man Who's Just Run an Ultra Marathon on All Seven Continents". Sports. Retrieved 2017-09-06.
  28. ^ "Joel Runyon Results at Athlinks.com". athlinks.com. Retrieved 2017-02-05.
  29. ^ "World Marathon Challenge". World Marathon Challenge. Retrieved 2017-02-17.
  30. ^ "7 Ultras Club". 7 Ultras Club. Retrieved 2017-09-06.

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