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.
Albert Propst and Dan King started ultra running together, and not only do they train together but they run every race together, every step. A recent FKT attempt put them to the test and a decision had to be made to leave someone behind.
You know him for his books "Nowhere Near First" and "Into the Furnace", now ultra runner and author Cory Reese is back with a new book, where he explores the connection between depression and running. We share a lot of laughs and a few tears, enjoy.
Joseph Bearss had big plans for is 50th year on this earth, but COVID had other plans, so he had to adapt and move his Grand Slam attempt to year 51.
The greatest 100 mile runner of all time and Mr. Western States face off in a debate for the ages about pacers and pacing. Then the conversation goes off the rails when their spouses join in on the fun.
Growing up with a Race Director father, Hunter Leininger has been Adventure Racing since he was a little kid. Since then he has been on Eco Challenge and is dipping his toe into the waters of Ultra Running with great success. Hunter recently set the FKT on the brutal Benton MacKaye trail.
In his very first ultra, he ran the second fastest American 100 miler. For his next trick, Taggart VanEtten would take on Zach Bitter's 100 mile treadmill World Record in true Midwest style, in a bar.
Zack Beavin did what few thought was possible, he broke the 30 year old course record at Strolling Jim, the 2nd oldest continuous Ultra in the United States. Get to know Zack and hear about about his record breaking day.
Annie Weiss is not a fan of fad diets, and thinks they could harm the performance of ultra runners. Annie talks about her no fad, responsible nutrition plan for life and Ultras.
Race Director John Hardin, and runner and Instagram superstar Haylei Banister, and her dog, join Stafford and I on this crew episode covering everything from being a male model, to being a "hype person" at races. Enjoy!
Ruthie Loffi has lived all over the world and had one incredible life, and running has been a huge part of it.
Get to know the incredible Melissa Danehey, raised out East it would take a move out West to spark her passion for trail and ultra running. She also overcame incredible personal tragedy and has used running to help others overcome their own.
Share some miles and a lot of laughs with the hilarious Jimmy McCaffrey of the Cultra podcast. Jimmy has started a new gig and could be just the man you need for some new Adventure in your life.
Tobias Daniel goes by Adventure Jogger on Instagram, we had a great chat about not suing each other and how running has changed his life.
Beast Coast favorite Liz Canty joins me to tell the amazing tale of her adventure at this year's Barkley.
Lisa Tamati is a force to be reckoned with. From her unusually discovery of the sport of ultra-running to her endless dedication to helping her mom recover after a medical scare. This New Zealand Ultra Beast has an incredible story to share.
Get to know the Montana trail running scene and a whole lot about the incredible Nate Bender. Spoiler alert Beast Coasters, you would fit right in.
Brodie Sharpe, host of the Run Smarter Podcast, joins me to crush some popular running myths with science.
The book Brodie mentions about lifting is "Strength and Conditioning for Endurance Running" by Richard Blagrove.