Tag: Profile

Gina Lucrezi

Age: 39 Where do you live currently? Buena Vista, CO Where did you grow up? Bangor, PA Occupation? Trail Sisters founder Family (kids, spouse, pets)? Husband, Justin Keller, and two fur kids, Airedales Ezra and Spr...

Two Grand Slams And A Fortuitous Friendship

Chuck Eidenschink answered the knock at the door of his Portland home while he was putting on a pair of overalls. It was January 2021 and Scott LaPlante was in the middle of planning out his summer as he was going to a...

Glenn Tachiyama: The Trail Docent

Dave Melanson / Deception Pass 50K In a place where the vert is high and the pines are tall, it is best if one’s athletic memory is short. Ultrarunning in British Columbia, Washington and Oregon, during a...

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...

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: 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...

Katie Grossman

Age: 36Where do you live currently? Wrightwood, CAWhere did you grow up? St. Charles, MOOccupation: Copywriter (advertising)Family (kids, spouse, pets)? Husband, Dominic and daughter, Lindy Mae (15 months)Number of ultra...

A Running Hero: Gunhild Swanson

Ultrarunning has had a major impact on my life for almost two decades, and there are a few people who have been part of my journey from the beginning. I remember training for my first ultra in the summer of 2001. I was l...

Sebastian Salsbury

Age: 13Where do you live currently? Santa Barbara, CaliforniaWhere did you grow up? Santa BarbaraOccupation: 8th grade studentFamily (parents, siblings, pets)? My dad Mike, mom Gabriella, my big brother Nicholas, and big...

I am an Ultrarunner: Joyce Ong

Age: 68Where do you live currently? Nokesville, VAWhere did you grow up? Yuba City, CAOccupation: Retired from federal government serviceFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? My best friend Ray is also my eternal kid, spouse and...

Nikki Kimball: Always a Runner

We all face crucial decisions throughout our lives. The one facing Nikki Kimball last fall was the most important she would ever make regarding her running.A left tibia injury from a snowshoe race in 2016 had escalated d...

Tim Tollefson

In the summer of 2018 near his home in Mammoth Lakes, California, Tim Tollefson had been preparing with uncommon focus for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB) in Chamonix, France.After finishing third in both of his pre...

I am an Ultrarunner: Kristi Mayo

Age: 39Where do you live? Kearney, MissouriWhere did you grow up? Kearney, MissouriOccupation: I’m a creative. During the week, I publish magazines and work on other writing, marketing and design projects. On weekends, I...

I Am An Ultrarunner: Ian Torrance

Age: 46Where do you live currently? Flagstaff, AZWhere did you grow up? Gaithersburg, MDOccupation: Running coach, wildland restoration specialist, race directorFamily (kids, spouse, pets)? Emily, my wife, and four furry...

Devon Yanko

Devon Yanko was racing for victory at the Leadville 100 on Aug. 19, 2017. Each mile that day was about stepping outside her competitive cocoon. She would later write in her blog, “I savored the moment. I ran this race in...

Diana Fitzpatrick: Breaking 24 at Western States

Diana Fitzpatrick has run many races, including qualifying for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Marathon Trials three times, finishing among the top 10 women twice at the Western States Endurance Run, and outright winning the le...

Behind the Lens

“Will I stay ahead of Courtney? When will I get service? Brockway will be packed! Should I sleep tonight? Should I run this someday? It’s mile two, why is my knee not finding a rhythm? I need some crew or an assistant. I...

Profile: Jennifer Nissen

One hundred mile races, cancer treatment and training for Badwater 135 are not typically words that appear in the same sentence, unless you are Jennifer Nissen. The Texas native completed her third 100-mile race at MCR U...

Mark Robbins: Giving So That Others Can Experience the Extraordinary

I was bruised, battered and beyond help as my pacer and I stumbled into the Pot Hollow aid station at mile 84.7 of September’s Wasatch 100-miler in Utah. For several hours, I’d been tilting far to my left, like a buil...

Chris DeNucci’s Journey: Inspiration, Intuition & Surgery

Precision marks a lot of the important things in Chris DeNucci’s life. He is, after all, an M.D. in musculoskeletal radiology, a field of medicine that deals with imaging of bone and joint abnormalities, including ort...