Tom Evans is a professional trail and ultra runner sponsored by Redbull and Adidas Terrex from Loughborough, Great Britain.
He's been an athlete we have always looked up to since he entered this sport in 2017, making his debut at Marathon des Sables (3rd place). He's covered pretty much any distance and type of terrain, he's crazy fast on the roads (63:15 half marathon PR, 13:41 5000m) and he's got an incredible talent for the ultra distances.
We sat down and chatted with Tom while he's recovering from a knee surgery, easing back into training and taking care of his rehab at the Redbull Athletes Performance Center, in Austria. We went into the details of his training programs and nutrition; we discussed the importance of cross training, recovery and mental strength. What really inspired us during our conversation was how professional and scientific, but at the same time well balanced, his approach to the sport is.
After three years at the highest levels in the sport, in 2021 Tom chased his Olympic dream running the British marathon trials. We tell the story of how it went and what he learned from the experience, which ended up..in the hospital.
Finally, we dive into the new project that Tom has recently developed with Vert.run: a new training plan for 80-120km ultra trails, where he shared his knowledge and very powerful approach to training.
Follow Tom Evans on social media: @tomevansultra
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