We have an exceptional runner on the show this week, so exceptional in fact that he has won more 100 mile races than anyone else on the planet, he has so many accolades I really wouldn’t know where to start so check out the show notes below where I’ve listed a few so you can gain an idea of how awesome Karl Meltzer actually is.
As usual I had no time to prep for this episode but when you have one of the world’s best ultrarunners on the line finding things to talk about is never going to be an issue, in this episode we unpack the life of a 100 mile expert, training, fuel, mindset, the grounded approach to life in general.
This really is just a chat about everything from the Speegoat himself....
Currently hold the record for most 100 mile trail race wins on earth: 38
Most 100 wins in a calendar year (6 in 2006), (5 in 2007), (5 in 2009), (4 in 2005)
60 race wins, 52 of them Ultamarathons, 8 trail marathons
2006 Ultrarunner of the Year
2006 Everest Award
Runner up-Ultrarunner of the Year, 2007, 2009
4th fastest Appalachian Trail completion 2008. 2176 miles, 54 days 21 hours, 12 minutes
Red Bull Human Express 2010. (Pony Express Trail, Sacramento, CA to St. Joseph, MO 2064 miles, 40 days. 105 miles the last day in 19:21
All-time winner, Hardrock 100. 5 wins
All-time winner, Wasatch 100. 6 wins
All-time winner, Massannutten 100. 4 wins
All-time winner, San Diego 100. 3 wins
All-time winner, Squaw Peak 50. 5 wins
Winningest 100 mile runner on earth.
16 years in a row of winning at least 1, 100 mile race. A world record
World Record 230 golf holes played in 12 hours.
On September 18, 2016, Meltzer set an Appalachian Trail record by completing the 2,190 miles over 14 states in 45 days 22 hours and 38 minutes
Speed Record for running the Pony Express Trail from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri