Articles by Erika Hoagland

Craig Thornley

Age: 58 Where do you live currently? Auburn, CA, right near the finish of Western States Where did you grow up? My dad was in the Air Force, so my early years were all over the place. I was born in Texas, then spe...

Dakota Jones

Age: 31 Where do you live currently? Bozeman, MT Where did you grow up? Moab, UT and Durango, CO Occupation: Engineering student, I guess. I’m also the executive director of Footprints Running Camps, and I train and...

Veronica Leeds

Age: 33 Where do you live currently? We live in the White Mountains of New Hampshire during the summer and rural New York during the school year. Where did you grow up? New York with formative time in Colorado Oc...

Lori Leonard

Age: 60 Where do you live currently? Dannebrog, Nebraska  Where did you grow up? Mostly around Nebraska  Occupation? Press break operator at a combine factory  Family (kids, spouse, pets)? Two daughters, Kaci and J...

Jakob Hermann

Age: 50 Where do you live currently? Yorba Linda, California Where did you grow up? Brig, Switzerland Occupation: Web developer (self-employed) and race director Family (kids, spouse, pets)? Wife, Linda, of 22 ye...

Carly Koerner

Age: 40 Where do you live currently? Ashland, Oregon Where did you grow up? Bellingham, Washington Occupation: Freelance graphic designer (Editor’s note: Carly is the newest addition to th...

Eric Senseman

Pranalens/Ali Rogers Age: 32 Where do you live currently? Flagstaff, Arizona Where did you grow up? St. Louis, Missouri Occupation: manager and co...

I Am an Ultrarunner Marisa Lizak

Age: 41 Where do you live currently? Marina del Rey, CA Where did you grow up?North Smithfield, RI Occupation: Commercial real estate investment & finance Family (kids, spouse, pets)?Nope # of ultras run: 18 H...

I Am an Ultrarunner Scott Mills

Age: 69 Where do you live currently? Oceanside, CA Where did you grow up? Portland, OR, and northern New Jersey Occupation: Retired US Air Force Colonel Family (kids, spouse, pets)? My soulmate of 42 years, Jean M...

I Am an Ultrarunner Van Phan

Age: 49 (50 in March) Where do you live currently? Lakewood, WA Where did you grow up? Bellevue, WA Occupation: Physician Assistant (my Asian mom still asks me when I will become a doctor) Family (kids, spouse, p...

I Am An Ultrarunner Amanda Basham

Age: 31 Where do you live currently? Boulder, CO, but I split time between Minneapolis, MN, as well due to my partner’s work schedule Where did you grow up? Sweet Home, OR Occupation: I’ve been a full-time profess...

I Am an Ultrarunner: Tony Marshall

Age: 43Where do you live currently? San Rafael, CAWhere did you grow up? United States and BrazilOccupation: Software salesFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Wife (Christina, married 6 years), daughter (Audriana, 5) and son (J...

Faye & Chrystal Assee

Name: Faye AsseeAge: 46Where do you live currently? Canada, MontrealWhere did you grow up? Canada, MontrealOccupation: Social workerFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Twin sister, and boyfriend Martin PaquetteNumber of ultras...

Jay Friedman

Age: 44Where do you live currently? New Paltz, NYWhere did you grow up? 
New City, NYOccupation: Emergency physician, exercise physiologist, coachFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Wife (Jodi, married 17 years), two girls (Ale...

I Am an Ultrarunner: Shaheen Sattar

Age: 35Where do you live currently? Dallas, TXWhere did you grow up? Dallas, TXOccupation: FinanceFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Engaged to my best friend, Steve Henderson, and we have two adorable vizslas – Skittles and L...

I Am an Ultrarunner: Hans Schmid

Age: 80Where do you live currently? Greenbrae, CAWhere did you grow up? Tuebingen, GermanyOccupation: Retired after a career in the international food tradeFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Widower, one stepdaughter, two gran...

I Am An Ultrarunner: Callie Lauren

Age: 33Where do you live currently? ChicagoWhere did you grow up? OrlandoOccupation: Advertising copywriterFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Cloudy Brown, a 10-year-old rescue dog and best roommate everNumber of ultras run: 8...

I Am An Ultrarunner: Sean Nakamura

Age: 41Where do you live currently? San Diego, CAWhere did you grow up? Marin County, CAOccupation: Director of IT Operations at Cognella Academic PublishingFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Jenny (spouse) and four cats (Dang...

I am an Ultrarunner: Dion Leonard

Age: 44Where do you live currently? In the Alps – Chamonix, FranceWhere did you grow up? Australia, but I’m also half British and lived in the UK for 17 years.Occupation: Author, motivational speaker, runner, adventurerF...