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Everyone has a story. We dive deep into the journeys people take to becoming ultra marathon runners. Get ready to hear about overcoming loss, addiction, tragedy and everything else that life throws our way. We promise you'll be inspired!

Journey to Ultra Nicola Gildersleeve

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Everyone has a story. We dive deep into the journeys people take to becoming ultra marathon runners. Get ready to hear about overcoming loss, addiction, tragedy and everything else that life throws our way. We promise you'll be inspired!

    Dennis Begley: How this couch potato became a Fat Dog, Crohn's disease, and a running joke.

    Dennis Begley: How this couch potato became a Fat Dog, Crohn's disease, and a running joke.

    In this episode, we talk about growing up with 2 older siblings, being diagnosed with Crohn's disease at age 12, travelling Europe and Australia, school, working at Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), and how he went from couch to 50k...and beyond!!!

    • 2 hr 24 min
    Arden Young: Big goals, big heart, clean teeth!

    Arden Young: Big goals, big heart, clean teeth!

    In this episode we talk about what it was like growing up with 3 sisters, getting into running and eventually competing at an elite level as runner, dealing with injuries, her biggest adversities and life lessons, and how to take care of your teeth as an ultra runner.

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Mike Smith: 150 hundred mile finishes!

    Mike Smith: 150 hundred mile finishes!

    Mike Smith is a 62 year old ultra runner who has completed 150 Hundred Milers, countless more ultra's and somewhere around 230 marathons! He's completed a marathon in all 50 states and one on every continent. And he shows no signs of slowing down either (well maybe a few less races this year due to COVID-19)! This year he finished the HURT 100 with only 5 seconds to spare! 

    • 1 hr 25 min
    James Varner: RD of Rainshadow Running, Hardrock Vet, and life of adventure

    James Varner: RD of Rainshadow Running, Hardrock Vet, and life of adventure

    James is the race director of Rainshadow Running, an amazing ultra marathon trail race series on the West Coast. He himself has been running ultras for 18 years and has 5 hard rock finishes to his name. In this episode he talks about growing up out East, hiking the Appalachian trail, what brought him out West, starting Rainshadow, running ultras and everything in between!

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Kerry Ward: Living life at full tilt!

    Kerry Ward: Living life at full tilt!

    Kerry Ward is an ultra adventurer who lives his life at "Full Tilt". In this episode we dive into his Kerry's childhood growing up in Michigan, living in LA, the dance and acro scene, clubbing with Hugh Hefner and dancing with Bette Midler, how to make the most of your airport layovers, living life to the fullest, why he films/documents his adventures and of course --> ultra running. 

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Shanda Hill: Making history at the Double Deca Triathlon

    Shanda Hill: Making history at the Double Deca Triathlon

    Shanda Hill is an endurance athlete who lives in Vernon, British Columbia. She recently became the first Canadian and 3rd female ever to complete a Double Deca Triathlon. This involves a 76k pool swim, 3600k bike, 844k run. In this episode I interview Shanda about her training and lead up to the race and how each stage of the race played out. We talk about some of the adversity she faced and what kept her going mentally.

    • 1 hr 7 min

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Pkadams1964 ,

Glad to find this great podcast!

Great interviewer, interesting guests and Nicola has a pleasant voice . Glad to see more women doing running podcasts!

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