Scott Jurek is a true legend of Ultramarathoning. He came on to chat about his amazing career, where he won the Western States 100 seven times in a row and Badwater twice. As he heads into the 20th and final year of racing at the highest level, it was great to catch up.
Michael Arnstein is 36 years old and is a father of three. He completed the Ironman in Hawaii four times with a personal best of 9:38, and has run some of the legendary ultra events like Badwater and the Leadville 100 and has a 100 mile PR of 12:57. In April he will run Boston for the 18th time in a row and he has completed over 100 marathons. So how does a guy go from a 2:45 marathon to a 2:28? Michael eats only fruits and vegetables -he is a Fruitarian- and he feels that has made all the difference in the world.
The Ultramarathon Man, Dean Karnazes, came on with us the night before his tenth Badwater Ultramarathon. LOVE his comments on our need to get outside our comfort zone and test ourselves. The man, as always, was spot on.
David Goggins is a long time friend of Competitor Radio. He went from a 280 pound power lifting Navy SEAL to an obsessed endurance animal. Forced to take some time off with a major heart issue, David is back and as fun to chat with as ever!
How many runners out there have run a 2:17 marathon to qualify for the US Olympic Marathon Trials and also run the infamous Comrades Ultra Marathon in South Africa-he took 11th- and the 135 mile Adventure Corps Badwater Ultramarathon across Death Valley-he took third-…. all in the same summer? Michael Wardian also runs marathons dressed up as Spiderman and has set world records while pushing one of his kids in a Baby Jogger. LOVE this guy!