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.
Did you know that there is a Triple Crown of 200 milers in the Eastern United States? Meet the only person to complete this triple crown, Chris Varnadoe, a man who may be the most mentally tough ultra-runner you have ever met.
Mirna Valerio is a best selling author, ultra runner and all around amazing human being. We have a fun chat about life, running, and the video that changed everything.
Cole Crosby had an idea to run across his home state of New Jersey, and that idea turned into an epic adventure that pushed him to his limits and changed his life forever.
Rob Youngren has done it all, Western States, Hard Rock, the Grand Slam, and Barkley just to name a few. This year he tackled an even bigger challenge, The Iditarod.
Not many people can say they achieved one million feet of vert in one year, but Jim Blandford can. He talks about his amazing year of going up, up, up.