Tag: Interview

Courtney Dauwalter

Not many people would use a 160-mile fastest known time (FKT) attempt just one month after one of the world’s hardest 100-milers in preparation for another notoriously demanding 100-miler, but there are few like 37-ye...

Adam Peterman

Just four short years ago, Adam Peterman thought his running career was finished. He was coming off a nagging Achilles injury that prevented him from having any success during his final years in the storied University...

Dylan Bowman

Steven Mortinson Age: 36 Where do you live currently? Relocating to Marin County, CA Where did you grow up? Boulder, CO Occupation: Pro athlete and founder of Freetrail Family (kids, spouse,...

Bob Becker

Caroline Cunningham Age: 77 Where do you live currently? Fort Lauderdale, FL Where did you grow up? Worcester, MA, until 13, then Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC Occupation: Race Director...

Melanie Boone

Age: 51 Where do you live currently? Huntington Beach, California Where did you grow up? Huntington Beach, California Occupation: Self-employed hairstylist, and now a new race director Family (kids, spouse, pets)?...

Ray Sanchez

Ray Sanchez was one of many Arrowhead participants who designed and built homemade sleds to carry required gear. Scott Rokis Age: 55 Where do you live currently? Folsom, CA Where did you grow up? I was...

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...

Jim Walmsley Interview

Boasting a new American Record in the 100k to start the year in January, his third consecutive win at the world’s most prestigious 100-mile race, Western States, in June, and finishing the season off with a new a win...

Courtney Dauwalter Interview

A Minnesota Nordic skier at heart, this year’s women’s UltraRunner of the Year for the third consecutive season wishes winter would arrive soon at her home in Leadville, Colorado. She wants to get on her sticks. At th...

Go Big’s or Go Home - Interview with Harvey Lewis

Congratulations on your win at Big’s and for setting the Backyard record running an incredible 354 miles in 85 hours. We know this has been a dream of yours. First off, how is your recovery going? Right now, it's ki...

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...

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...

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...