February 23, 2018

(Chris DeNucci at the Western States 100. / Photo by Justin Britton) 

Up until 2005 Chris DeNucci had never thought of being a runner. He grew up in an active family, focusing on sports like soccer, lacrosse and ice hockey through high school.

“In college, I flipped that...

February 16, 2018

(Michael McKnight, left, won the fastest combined time for the Triple Crown of 200-mile races. All photos by Howie Stern and Scott Rokis Photography)

It was an icy day in Logan, Utah, in February 2012 when Michael John McKnight “was being stupid and went off of a jump,...

February 4, 2018

When Ann Trason was in the zenith of her ultra running career, she envisioned change.

“I was bouncy and had found my new love and I was all into it,” the 14-time Western States Endurance Run 100-mile champion says. “I would train with a bunch of guys. Those who crewed u...

January 27, 2018

You are a runner. You have placed in the top 10 of Western States seven consecutive years. Your kids literally grew up at ultra marathon events. You are a competitor, adviser, coach, historian and ambassador of the sport.

Then one day you find yourself in a doctor’s off...

January 12, 2018

Experienced trail runners know what Sarah Lavender Smith means when she writes, “All the way up to the summit and back down.”

Those new to trail running may not understand the thrill of ascents and descents. But there is plenty of useful information for them to embrace...

January 5, 2018

It did not take Sean Andrish long to realize the trails were calling for him.

His running journey started out like many others — he ran in middle school, focused on shorter distances, eventually caught the marathon bug and then learned about the lure of the trails.


December 5, 2017

This year’s GOATz 50K in Omaha, Neb., was a “bad one” for ultra running champion Kaci Lickteig.

She woke up on race morning with a strange tightness in her lower back. “I had never had that feeling before,” she recalls. “I didn’t know what was the reason or the cause bu...

November 24, 2017

(Eric Senseman cruises during the 2017 JFK 50-miler. Photo credit / Ray Jackson, Jr.)

About 50 meters from the finish line at the JFK 50 this year, Eric Senseman finally realized he was about to achieve a life-long goal.

“It’s been on my list for a number of years so it...

September 30, 2017

(Photos provided by Bad to the Bone, credit: Sallah Balloch)

Francesca Conte grew up in Italy where high school sports are not very well developed. Since then she has made up for lost time.

Conte who did run cross-country while attending Point Loma University in San Dieg...

August 8, 2017

Father joins daughter's quest to run a marathon, then rediscovers his love of running and tells it all in his book, "My Year of Running Dangerously."   

As a broadcast journalist, Tom Foreman has witnessed civic unrest, civil wars, earthquake carnage and more....

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December 23, 2019

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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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