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.
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.