極地超級馬拉松運動員 TEDxTaipei 2010講者
每一場在大自然中的競賽，惡劣原始的自然環境、生理的飢餓與劇痛，加上心理巨大的寂寞與壓力，常常讓彥博懷疑自己:「能不能跑完？」 每當伸手不見五指的黑夜來臨，意志都會在半夜被擊垮，試著讓自己更加勇敢、堅強，但每當夜晚再度逆襲，意志又再度被擊潰，卻也在這些過程中，一次又一次地讓破碎的自己更加完整。 其實每一次的比賽都會有放棄的念頭出現，但他總是能迎戰自己心中的恐懼，再度跑起來，耗盡所有力氣奔向終點線！
Extreme Ultra Marathon Athlete TEDxTaipei 2010 Speaker
Tommy Chen was the FIRST and the ONLY Taiwanese man to run across seven continents in five years. No matter what conditions he faced,he fearlessly endured, conquering mountains,polar regions, forests, deserts and more. In May of 2013, he was the first Asian, and the youngest athlete to finish the Yukon 700 km Race in Canada.
When confronting harmful race environments, physical pain, hunger and loneliness he sometimes questions his ability during the race. As the race continues throughout the night, darkness surrounds him and thoughts of giving up creep into his mind. However, the constant battle between darkness and his mind makes him stronger. He has always been able to fight until the finish line.
His hard-work does not only show in the race. Before every contest, he travels internationally to places with terrible weather and harsh terrain to train. Additional things for Tommy to overcome are sponsorship and funds. He spends countless hours studying and preparing documents to apply for any possible sponsorship.
In the beginning he didn’t have the support from his family and friends. They even tried to talk him out of walking the path. However, in the end Tommy was able to prove himself with his commitment and discipline.
“Anything and any dream: if you can’t touch your own heart, how can you touch others?" he says.
After all the races he has accomplished, the most important advice he has is to have positive energy. He believes everyone should seek to push their limits and make their dreams come true.