Charles Thorp

Charles Thorp is a contributing writer with a focus on adventure, lifestyle, and unique entertainment stories. He hosts live cause-based events and panels on behalf of Apple, Build Series, National Geographic, and ESPN. His bylines can also be found at Men's Journal, Uproxx, Wall Street Journal, Runner's World, and Bicycling Magazine. He created and hosts the "Great Adventures" podcast where the world's most fascinating people share travel experiences that changed their lives forever.

All Articles From Charles Thorp

How Keanu Reeves’ John Wick Stays in ‘Assassin Shape’

The man's played John Wick for a decade. How the hell does he do it?

Meet the Man Behind Michael B. Jordan’s Absurd “Creed III” Physique

The great Corey Calliet also got Jonathan Majors into "untouchable" shape

How a Former F1 Driver Won the Indy 500

Marcus Ericsson on what it takes to win the "greatest spectacle in racing"

Meet the Man Who Rescues Hostages

A British special forces legend on the job's most difficult mission

How Aussie Snowboarder Scotty James Became “King Of The Halfpipe”

The 28-year-old talks new tricks, gold medals and boxing gloves

How (and Why) I Bear-Crawled an Entire Marathon

Plus other memories and musings from Devon Lévesque, the most unstoppable fitness influencer on Instagram

Meet the Man Behind John Krasinski’s Action Hero Transformation

Trading in Jim Halpert's grin for Jack Ryan's gun wasn't easy

A Green Beret Commander on the War in Afghanistan, “Retrograde” and Those Still Left Behind

LTC Matthew A. Chaney is featured in a searing new National Geographic documentary

How I Swam Around the Entire Island of Great Britain

All it took? 157 days, 1,792 miles and more than a few mental pep talks

How a Marine Sniper Survived an IED Explosion and Became an Endurance Champion

Currently on a 200-mile ruck through South Texas, there was a time where Corporal Nick Perales thought he might never walk again

How the PGA Tour’s Tony Finau Has Held on to His Monster Drive

The 33-year-old pro talks baby steps, banded workouts and ball speed

Meet the Master of the Planet’s Most Unusual Martial Art Form

Neguin has studied the once-outlawed Brazilian practice of Capoeira since he was a child. He used it to become a breakdancing superstar.

What It Takes to Convincingly Play a Navy SEAL on Television

Neil Brown Jr. on the art of acting with 40 pounds on your back

How Justin Medeiros Became the Fittest Man on Planet Earth

The CrossFit champ talks cereal, cold plunges and unexpected challenges

UFC's Brian Ortega Explains What It Takes to Regain Motivation

After going down with an injury this summer, the 31-year-old fighter is hell-bent on returning to the Octagon

Navy SEAL Kaj Larsen's Guide to Becoming a Better Swimmer

The best waterman in his class talks dolphins, breath exercises and something called "surf torture"