January 16, 2020

At age 7, Liz Zaragoza Guerrini finished dead last in a race at her dad’s company picnic in San Francisco, where she was born and raised.

It would not be the last time she rebounded. Nor would it be the last time she saw finishing last as a negative thing. For her, it w...

January 11, 2020

In high school, Martin Hernandez had no intention of running unless a soccer ball was involved. His mom, however, had different plans.

“My mom signed me up for cross country,” Hernandez recalls. “The coach called me and I had no idea I was signed up. Once I went out the...

January 4, 2020

Growing up in Flagstaff, Ariz., Austin Horn was familiar with the running scene. He recalls knowing that people there enjoyed the sport “for some reason.” Horn, however, fell in love with soccer and played from age 4 through eighth grade, dreaming of playing for a prof...

December 29, 2019

Next time you are out on a trail run, imagine navigating an unfamiliar section by looking through a paper-towel roll without the ability to differentiate between roots, rocks and dirt.

That’s what ultra runner Kyle Robidoux faces each and every step. Robidoux was diagno...

December 19, 2019

In putting together this second annual Top 20 Most Inspirational Ultra Runners of the Year list, one thing really stood out.

This was way harder than last year for the first edition of the inspirational ultra runners.

Perhaps more ultra runners had inspiring performances...

November 26, 2019

Katie Arnold is a wife, mother, daughter, sister, author and ultra runner. In her book, “Running Home,” she explores her life from her upbringing on the East Coast to adulthood in New Mexico.

Life, just like an ultra marathon, has its share of ups and downs. Arnold pace...

November 24, 2019

Jonathan Levitt stood at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, exchanging high-fives and jovial swearing with his friend, Tony DiPasquale. Who would blame them? After all, completing the Grand Canyon rim-to-rim-to-rim is a cause for celebration.

“It was pretty awesome,” Le...

November 16, 2019

When Mikel Haggadone started working toward his PhD, he also kicked off a journey involving disordered eating, depression and self-discovery through running.

Meaningful friendships evaporated. A long-term relationship ended. His self-confidence plummeted.

“I’m still tryi...

November 14, 2019

In the past 18 months, Magda Boulet has won at least three ultras — the Leadville Trail 100 Miler, Pikes Peak Ultra 50k and Marathon Des Sables 250K. Additionally, the 46-year-old elite ultra runner tried to set a Fastest Known Time on the 172-mile Tahoe Rim Trail. She...

November 10, 2019

The ultra world has seen its share of successful skiers-turned-runners. Courtney Dauwalter. Stephanie Howe Violett. Corrine Malcolm. Just to name a few.

Aspiring to join those elites is Madison Hart, a 22-year-old former high school free ride skier who found trail runni...

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Evolving from injured runner to BQer

Marathon Training Academy podcast hosts Trevor and Angie Spencer discuss how Angie's training has helped me improve my marathon PR by 28 minutes, earn a BQ and conquer ultras.


Trails, coaching, diet  
and a whole lot more

Ryan Clayton welcomes me to his podcast where we cover topics from road and trail running to coaching to nutrition/diet to ambassadorships.


'Keep moving the goal line so you always have goals to work toward.'

Breaking the Barrier podcast host Andrew Lorenzo and I talked about goal setting and achieving.


'I am able to recover better from through an almost entirely plant-based diet.'

PlantTrainers hosts Adam and Shoshana Chaim discuss my evolving diet, endurance running and offer tips on how to become 100 percent plant-based.

My First Ultra host Scott Jones and I discuss my debut and lessons learned at the Buckeye 50K in Ohio.

'My fifth-grade teacher called me  molasses.'


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