This month we interview legend Richard Laskey. He is the proud dad of 3 beautiful daughters and works as the sales director at Modern Athlete magazine. He is one of the 8 founding members of the CHOC foundation, and is passionate about raising Cancer awareness and raising funds through the CHOC foundation for kids living with the shitty disease called cancer.


Richard is renowned for running the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Comrades Marathon and many other #epic races with hardly any training, and if this is not enough, he does it in a COW suit! This year Richard ran his 20th Comrades Marathon and his 10th in the COW suit.


JDES is honored to feature him as our EPIC person of the month and he definitely gets our stamp of approval. Well done Richard, you rock dude, keep up the good work!  #JDES #justdoepicshit #legend #lovelivinglife #fuckcancer #thecows



We asked Richard some fun and interesting questions, and here’s what he said:


JDES: Do you have a morning ritual? If you do, what is it?
Richard: Yes I do, I send a Morning Motivation to our Modern Athlete Team and wake my 3 daughters whilst making a quadruple Espresso.


JDES: What is your favorite music?
Richard: Bob Marley.


JDES: If you could only keep five possessions, what would they be?
Richard: My late wife’s wedding ring; a pic of each one of my 3 daughters, one of my MTB’s, a pair of running shoes, Any ball that I could play with.


JDES: WHY do you do what you do?
Richard: You have a choice whether you wish to help or stand aside and watch, I choose to help and try make a small difference in other peoples lives, especially little kids with cancer.


JDES: What age do you feel right now and why?
Richard: Probably about 18, my girls say that I will never grow up and that I’m always playing the fool.JDES: What inspires you?
JDES: What inspires you?
Richard: The belief that I have the chance and ability to affect those around me in a positive manner and to be the best that I can possibly be.JDES: Do you think aliens exist?
Richard:Have you seen most of the cab inet in Government….

JDES: What was one of your most defining moments in your life?
Richard: The birth of my 3 girls, the passing of my late wife.

JDES: What is your favorite food?
Richard: Indian and Mexican.

JDES: What’s the most expensive thing you’ve broken?
Richard: My very first girlfriends heart.

JDES: If you had to change your first name, what would you change it to?
Richard: Bovine

JDES: What animal would be cutest if scaled down to the size of a cat?
Richard: Snakes, any snakes, I am besotted with them.

JDES: What’s the most epic thing you’ve ever done?
Richard: Become a Dad and take part in almost every conceivable sporting event always dressed in a COW suit.

JDES: What do you want your tombstone to say?
Richard: “Suck it up Princess”