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Luke Atkins is one of Australia’s leading obstacle endurance athletes. In 2012 and 2013 Luke finished 14th at the Tough Mudder World Championships, a 24 hour race held in the USA in which he completed more than 300 obstacles and 120km. He is also a member of the Under Armour Australia Team for Obstacle Racing.
I was born in Melbourne.
I’ve never had a ‘job’ I just do what I love and make a living from it. These things include teaching Taekwondo, running self-defence seminars, personal training and speaking engagements.
The major theme of my work is “life is the ultimate endurance race”. I believe the qualities needed to finish one of these races are the same qualities that allow us to keep persevering and ultimately achieve our best life. I have learned the value of these qualities in the physical arena and translate them for use in everyday life.
Recurring themes include:
In 2012 and 2013 I placed 14th in the world in the Worlds toughest Mudder a 24hr endurance event.
I won a Bronze medal in the Oceania Taekwondo championships
And my most recent highlight has been my selection in the Australian team going to the World obstacle racing championships in 2014, receiving sponsorship from Under Armour.
Inspiring kids and giving everyone the ability and right to be confident in themselves and protect themselves.
Maybe on Australia’s Got Talent 2008 where I was proud to take my team all the way through to the finals!
I have studied for many years and have worked in the education and fitness industry since leaving high school.
Luke was extremely inspirational and our students were very taken with his motivational ideas, particularly his take on Year 12 as being the academic equivalent of his Tough Mudder experiences. Luke made a strong and successful effort to connect with both the males and females in his audience, which made the entire group appreciate his messages all the more. He was engaging, honest, uplifting and definitely made his audience want to leap out of their chairs and make a positive start toward their own finish lines.