EP2: TENACITY: Ultra athlete Ivana Kolaric on going from fitness to seeking the world’s toughest races
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A pro endurance athlete based in Dubai, Ivana Kolaric is excited by challenges that push her to extremes. She’s competed in the World Toughest Race: Eco Challenge Fiji, the 386kms MOAB240 endurance ultra trail run in Utah, the Spartan World Championship in 2021 and the very first edition of the 1,366km off-road & self-supported Trans Balkan Ultra Cycling Race in 2022.

In this episode, Ivana talks to us about keeping her limitless energy for the outdoors alive since childhood, all her character-defining moments in some of the world’s toughest races, her startline rituals and the power of positive attitude and mindset to move mountains in anything you set your mind to.

To find Ivana, and follow her journey, check her out at @ivko_fitness

Find out more about the races discussed in the episode, visit:



Today’s episode was supported by the awesome and adventurous team at Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest pool. Check them out for some truly awe-inspiring scuba and free-dive experiences.

Our wider support team for this episode includes Editor JJ Thompson and our Artwork is by the talented Alexandra Hickey of Studio Theodore.

For more info, visit www.themettleset.com , and all major socials at @themettleset.

We hope you enjoy the episode!

Dawn & Afshan



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