I started running "long distances" in 2004 after losing more than 50 pounds (now 60!). Since then, I've completed nearly 90 foot races--the majority of them marathons and ultramarathons. Among my proudest achievements:
  • Five-times earning the coveted silver buckle at the Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run, one of the toughest races on earth 
  • Winning the 2009 Mohican 100
  • Raising money for children's health by running 131 miles non-stop (the equivalent of five full marathons) at the 2009 USA 24-hour national championship in Cleveland
  • Qualifying for and twice finishing the Boston Marathon

I live in Denver, Colorado. When I'm not working and spending time with my family, I like to run, ski big mountains and coach athletes. I also enjoy maintaining my blog, and every so often I like to publish an article or interview someone who's done something amazing. My publications have appeared in places like Marathon & Beyond and Ultrarunning Magazine and I've been interviewed by the likes of Runner's World and Gannett News Service.

I have a passion for running and love to share it. I'm available for writing invitations, speaking gigs and product reviews (but only if your product is running-related and top-quality). Contact me via e-mail for requests.
Running Highlights
  • Completed nearly 60 marathons and ultramarathons, including 11 races of 100+ miles
  • Seventeen top-5 finishes and counting
  • Big buckle finisher, Leadville Trail 100-Mile Run (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016)
  • 4th overall, Xterra Trail Marathon (2015)
  • 1st overall, Hot to Trot 10K (2015) 
  • 4th overall, North Fork 50K (2014)
  • 5th overall, Cheyenne Mountain 50K (2012)
  • 5th overall, Greenland Trail 50K (2010)
  • 1st overall, Mohican Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run (2009)
  • 9th overall, 130.67 miles, USA 24-Hour National Championship (2009)
  • 4th overall, Mohican Trail 100-Mile Endurance Run (2008)
  • 1st overall, Winter Buckeye Trail 50K (2008)
  • 6th overall, Burning River 100-Mile Endurance Run (2007)
  • Marathon PR: 2:58:28 (Cleveland, 2008)
  • Boston Marathon finisher (2006 and 2007)
  • Don Stanley Runner of the Year, Cleveland Southeast Running Club (2007)
Favorite Running Brands
  • Shoes: Hoka One One
  • Socks: Drymax
  • Apparel: The North Face and Salomon
  • Nutrition: Water
Favorite Places to Run
  • Roxborough State Park
  • Indian Creek loop
  • Barr Trail (Pikes Peak)
  • Colorado Trail
  • Mount Falcon
  • Deer Creek Canyon
Favorite Runner
Karl Melzer: The "Wasatch Speedgoat" is the most interesting guy in ultra, in my opinion.

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