There is so much more to Mike McKnight than his 100 mile run on zero calories. His running journey started with a half marathon "for the heck of it", a broken back, and most recently a 300 mile mountain run for a great cause. Hear his incredible journey on this episode.
Greg Armstrong and Becca Jones join Stafford and I on this crew episode. Our conversation wanders from Vol State, the Mid-State Mile, using a wedding as an excuse to have a race, and the incredible charities that Greg and his daughter created. Laugh and be inspired!
Golden Harper did not want to start his own shoe company, but when he went to the big shoe makers with something he discovered while helping customers in the shoe store he worked at, they ignored him. That would take him on a journey around the world, and into the fascinating world of shoes.
Shortly after Kara Wilson finished her first marathon someone asked her "So, what's next?". The answer to that question turned into a challenge both she and friend Jennifer McMahon would take on and would turn into the new running documentary "The Road to 50 Miles".
Maggie Guterl is one of my absolute favorite people to interview. We have a wide ranging conversation from dealing with injuries, to eating Mexican food with Laz, and everything in between.
Lauren Beihoffer and Olaf Wasternack join us in the studio to share their running journeys and we have a slight focus on nutrition. Things then get a little crazy when we taste test Gu's summer gel line-up and try and find the best and worst flavors.
Jeff Leininger has a love of Expedition and Adventure racing, and he tries to bring aspects of those sports to his Ultra Races. We talk about some of his races including the Across Florida 200, and his experience on the new Amazon Prime show Eco Challenge.
Unlike so many FKTs this summer, Sarah Hansel's FKT on Nolan's 14 was not a back-up plan when races got cancelled. It was what she wanted to do all along. She shares her epic tale of doing the legendary Colorado course in record time beating the supported FKT completely unsupported.
After a year of ups and downs Coree Woltering was looking forward to a fresh start in 2020. COVID 19 forced him to change his race plans and use his fitness to tackle the 1200 mile Ice Age Trail in Wisconsin where he hoped to set a new FKT.
How did Coros go from making bike helmets to being a big player in the GPS watch game seemingly overnight? Coros CEO and trail runner Lewis Wu joined me to share the story of the brand, and gives us an interesting look into what goes in to designing what so many of us have on our wrists.
Kyle Curtin joins me to talk about his incredible run on the Tahoe Rim Trail. His original goal was to break Killian's supported FKT running unsupported, but a few issues on the trail had him readjusting his goals and crushing the unsupported FKT.
Bev and Alan Abbs join us and share the incredible and hilarious story of their adventure running "The Last Annual Heart of the South" race. One of the runners in the race, Kim McCoy, was hit by a car along the route and was seriously injured, you can help her by clicking here.
Rich Wayshner likes to learn lessons the hard way, especially when it comes to his running. We have a great conversation about some of those hard lessons and his incredible journey completing the brutal "Broken Ladder Challenge".
The man behind I Run Far, Bryon Powell joins me to talk about the creation of everyone's favorite Ultra website. He also shares his running journey, and what he thinks the future holds for the sport.
Andy Jones-Wilkins is a 10 time Western States finisher, he has been called "Mr. Western States". He joins me to talk about his life, finding running, learning from the old masters, and his 2005 Western States race where he finished 2nd overall, less than a half hour behind Scott Jurek.
It's a double the fun double podcast with Pat Reagan and Mike Nadeau from the Tortoise & The Hare Podcast. We talk running, gang up on Reagan and have lots of random fun.
The legendary Route 66 has captured the imagination of plenty of motorist over the years, it also captured the imagination of ultra-runner John Cash. He set out to run the Missouri section of the road for an FKT and found adventure, and the reality that it is not a road made for runners.
Natalie Daniel crushed her recent attempt at setting an FKT on the Foothills Trail, and that was after nearly everything went wrong. What kept her going? Was it her incredible attitude, or something you would never expect?
Jacky Hunt-Broersma hated running as a child, it was only after cancer took her leg as an adult that she found the sport. From her first painful 5k, to most recently becoming the first amputee to run 100 miles on a treadmill in under 24 hours, Jacky's story is one of courage and determination.