BEN ANDREWS was born in to a modest hard-working middle-class family. A rising star and one of the top milers in the United States, Ben was set to join the storied University of Oregon Track and Field team. But as quickly as Ben's star began to rise, its brilliance quickly faded.
After graduating from Portland's Parkrose High School in 1992, Ben was one of the top high school milers in the United States and was set to embark on a collegiate career with the Oregon Ducks. Ben had to return for a dreaded 5th year of high school after a transcript debacle stopped him dead in his tracks. As the University of Oregon Track and Field program awaited Ben's arrival, Ben faced allegations, arrest and was facing a 5-15 year sentence inside the cold concrete walls inside the Oregon State Penitentiary.
Many times Ben has faced the reality that his dreams - both athletically and in business - were just beyond his reach. Each time someone would supernaturally intervene and prove to Ben that he was giving up and giving in too early. Join Ben on a captivating and inspiring run through life in his book, The Long Run as he is confronted with reasons to quit but a mountain of evidence to stay in the race, of life.
Ben is a motivational speaker and, along with his wife Heidi, run their real estate business. Their small team of realtors consistently generate 250+ referrals and sell 100+ homes each year.
Since 1999, The Andrews and their realtors have sold 5,000+ homes and over $2B in real estate.