Interviews

Zach Bitter (photo by Kristin Steele)

Zach Bitter: Fastest 100-Miler In US History

Late last year Zach Bitter emerged as the fastest American in the history of long distance ultrarunning, setting an American record for 100 miles on a track in 11 hours and 47 minutes (roughly a 7 minute 4 second per mile pace) at Desert Solstice last December. He also set the world record for covering

Alex Varner nipping at Chris Vargo’s heels during the early miles. Photo: Joe McCladdie

Interview with WTC Winner Chris Vargo

UR Congratulations on your big win at Way Too Cool, that was way impressive! Can you give us a little background on where you live and so on? VARGO I’m originally from Indiana but currently live in Colorado Springs, although I’m moving to Flagstaff, AZ within the next few weeks. I just finished work at

Transgrancanaria 2014  (Photo: Carlos Días-Recio)

“I love running in places I’ve never been to before”, says Spanish ultrarunner Nύria Picas

By Verena Levy If there was one thing I knew about Nύria Picas, it was that between her job as a firefighter, her family and her training is the fact that she clearly has very little time to attend media interviews. In order to make this easier for her, I did not hesitate for a

The Elite Runner-Volunteer: Striking a Balance By Giving Back

The following is an addendum to Joe Uhan’s April column, “Volunteerism & Running Longevity” Locally, Craig Thornley was the first runner I knew to model this athlete/activist balance. Thornley co-founded Waldo 100K in 2001, while he was at the height of his competitiveness. That he notched eight Western States silver buckles and two top-ten finishes

Finkbeiner running his 30th Leadville (Photo Scott Laudick)

A Conversation With 30-Time Leadville 100 Finisher, Bill Finkbeiner

With his 28-hour finish at last year’s Leadville 100, Bill Finkbeiner has now completed the race 30 consecutive years, beginning in 1984. We were lucky enough to corral this 100-mile legend and ask him a few questions, and he shares insights that all active and aspiring 100-milers can learn from.

Q&A with Grand Slammers, Ian Sharman and Nick Clark

Joe Uhan sat down with grand slammers Ian Sharman and Nick Clark to discuss their goals going into 2013, the competition between each other and how they feel the sport is growing.