Tag: Interview

I am an Ultrarunner YiOu Wang

Age: 34Where do you live currently? Kentfield, CAWhere did you grow up? Shanghai, China and Frederick, MDOccupation: Professional runner and teacherFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Husband, Sean Pont# of ultras run: 20What i...

John Storkamp

Age: 39Where do you live currently? Hastings / Silver Bay, MinnesotaWhere did you grow up? Hastings, MinnesotaOccupation: Graphic & web designer, field technician for an ecological restoration firm, race directorFamily (...

Mark Hammond

Age: 33Where do you currently live? Millcreek, Utah (just a 10-minute drive from the Wasatch Mountains)Where did you grow up? Cottonwood Heights, UtahOccupation: Geospatial Analyst (related to Google Earth and making map...

Darcy Piceu Interview

Darcy Piceu has become one of the most accomplished ultrarunners in the history of the sport. She completed her first ultra, a 50-miler, in 2001 at the age of 26 and then less than a year later completed the Leadville 10...

Camille Herron Interview

UR: Congratulations on an incredible year, you accomplished so much it is hard to know where to start. Herron: Thanks, but to be honest last year was a real roller coaster for me, it had as many or more challenges and...

Jim Walmsley Interview

UR: How does it feel to be a two-time UROY at age 27? Walmsley: It is pretty nice, especially since this year I had some learning experiences and setbacks even though there were some nice races, more so in the first h...

Joe McConaughy Interview

UR: So now you have the FKTs for the two longest and most iconic trails in North America, the PCT and the AT. Can you give us a little background on how this happened? McConaughy: Well, when I grew up my dad always en...

Shaking It Out With Topher Gaylord

Topher Gaylord, a 47-year-old California native, began ultrarunning in the 1990s and has competed for the podium at virtually every distance – from 50k to 100 miles. His racing career is highlighted by a second-place fin...

Karl Meltzer: Appalachian Trail Fastest Known Time

On Sunday, September 18, at 3:38 a.m., Karl Meltzer emerged from the trail at the southern terminus of the Appalachian Trail at Springer Mountain, GA, after departing Mt. Khatadin in Maine on August 3 at 5 a.m. After 2,1...

Interview with Eric Byrnes

Eric Byrnes is a former professional baseball player who recently turned his athletic focus to endurance sports and ultrarunning. Byrnes was not just any ballplayer; in his 10-year career from 2000 to 2010, he hit over 1...

Spartathalon: Interview with record-setting American Women

All the talk of this year’s Spartathlon focused on the two record-breaking performances by US women Katalin Nagy and Alyson Venti. Both women beat the old record of 26:53:40 while taking the top two podium spots and mark...

Ashley Erba Q&A

UR: You ran a smart and impressive race at the Power of Four 50K, taking the women’s win in 5:53:25. How did the race progress for you? What were your high and low points? Ashley Erba: Thank you! The race came togethe...