Lindsey Sexton found a love of trail running and decided to make the jump from 50k to 100 miles, and not just any 100 miler, the brutal and beautiful No Business 100. Not even a Breast Cancer diagnosis would stop her, and two months after surgery to remove the cancer she would toe the line.
Get to know the man behind some of the best races in Chattanooga, Race Director Randy Whorton. He shares the stories behind races like "The Lookout Mountain 50 miler", and even gives us a look into the behind the scenes issues that RDs have to deal with that runners never see.
Get to know and love the incredible Amy Hamilton. After a health scare in her past that almost took running away from her, she found ultra running and after three attempts at the 100 mile distance things finally clicked and she won the recent Yeti 100 miler in an amazing time of 15:23:30.
Jessica Nowak discovered Ultra Running during the pandemic, and it was the Great Virtual Run Across Tennessee that would lead to a virtual bond with a group of Jessicas from all over the country. That virtual bond would blossom into a deep friendship, and races like the "Last Jess Standing".
The Beast Coast's first or second favorite German, Martin Schneekloth ran UTMB this year, his third time running the race. He breaks down this year's race and shares why many think it's the best ultra in the world.
Who inspires those who inspire us? In the case of guest co-host Andy Jones-Wilkins it's 20 time Western States and 10 time Hardrock finisher Scott Mills. Hear all about Scott's incredible story on a brand new episode.
Jessica Vandenbush decided to start her own trail running magazine that would be for ultra runners, by ultra runners. Hear all about her figuring out how to start her own magazine and launching it during a pandemic.
After taking some years away from racing Ultras, Anton Krupicka is back! He shares the epic story of his third place finish at Leadville this past weekend, what made him decide to do it and more.
The always hilarious Sally McRae breaks down the lessons she learned on her first attempt at Badwater, and how those helped her win the race this year.
Luke Bollschweiler has been putting up some impressive race results and has some great stories to share, including a recent bear attack!
Would you drop everything to help a stranger at an ultra? That's what we did a few weeks back when Travis asked us if we wanted to help crew and pace Matt Cantrell at Cruel Jewell. What started off as an excuse to have a guys weekend turned into an adventure that brought a new friend into the fold.
After a difficult Old Dominion, Aaron Saft gets called off the wait list for Hard Rock, with only four weeks to train for arguably the toughest 100 miler in the United States! Hear all about his incredible journey from the start line to kissing the rock.
Ben "Brown Towel" Smitherman returns from his epic adventure at Vol State and he brings some friends with him that he met along the way. Hunt Brumby, Chris Kaner, and Kim Drake share stories from their jog across the State of Tennessee.
Bob Hearn ran the Vol State 500k without a crew this year, and his epic spiritual and physical journey would end up with him setting a new course record for runners crewed or screwed.
Shannon Howell has a heart and energy for life and running that is truly inspiring. How does she balance life and running, and how did she run the the perfect race at Western States? Guest co-host Andy Jones-Wilkins and I try to figure it out.
Meet the man behind the most talked about "Golden Hour" finish at this year's Western States, Sean Mullett. His incredible display of grit and determination is just a small part of his Western States story.
Kyle Curtin and the Adventure Jogger crew share the epic story of his incredible 9th place mens finish at Western States.
Forgive us for the less than stellar quality of my microphone in this remotely recorded episode.
We call AJW to give us a run down on this year's incredibly stacked field at Western States. Who do you need to watch out for and who we think will take home the Cougar!
Nicole Fleming is an Obstacle Course Racer and Ultra Runner who has competed in brutal 24 OCR events and recently set the course record at the 250 mile Infinitus race in Vermont.