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Thinking about your first ultra? Just do it! - Scott Jurek interview

by Editor
Tuesday 8th October 2013
 
 

Interview: Run247 speaks to Ultra running legend Scott Jurek

Scott raves about the history and the trail running community of the Lake District after a visit to the area.

He also gives some encouragement to those thinking about stepping up to the ultra distance.


Scott is currently promoting his book 'Eat & Run - My unlikely journey to ultramarathon greatness'.

Check out scottjurek.com/eatandrun/ for more information

 

Scott Jurek

Accomplishments

  • United States record for 24-hour distance on all surfaces (165.7 Miles/266.01 Kilometers)
  • Won the Spartathlon 152-mile (245km) race from Athens to Sparta, Greece three consecutive times (2006-2008)
  • Won the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run, and held the record time for one year until Kyle Skaggs set a new record in 2008
  • Won the Western States Endurance Run seven consecutive times (1999-2005), and held the record time (15:36:27 in 2004) until 2010
  • Won the Badwater Ultramarathon twice (2005, 2006), and held the course record for two years (2005)
  • Finished first three times (2002-2004) and second three times (2001, 2005, 2006) in theMiwok 100K Trail Race
  • Won the Leona Divide 50 Mile Run four times (2000, 2001, 2002, 2004)
  • Won the Diez Vista 50K Trail Run twice (2000, 2003)
  • Won the montrail Ultra Cup series twice (2000, 2003)
  • Selected as UltraRunning Magazine's North American Male Ultrarunner of the Year in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007

Personal Bests

  • 100 Mile Trail: 15:36, Western States Endurance Run 2004
  • 100K Road: 7:28, GNC 100K 2001
  • 50 Mile Trail: 6:21, Ice Age 50 Mile 1999
  • 50 Mile Road: 5:50, GNC 2001
  • 50K Trail: 3:04, Bendistillery 50K 1999
  • 26.2 Mile Road Marathon: 2:38, Austin Marathon 2006

Source: http://scottjurek.com/

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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