The Inspiration Behind Our Products
UltrAspire Elite Immortals are among the top contenders in the sport of running.
From running ultra marathons to extreme trail running, our athletes live to run!
Magdalena Lewy Boulet Elite Immortal
Jeff Browning Elite Immortal
(photo credit: Colin Meagher)Jeff found running naturally by roaming free exploring on his family's 700-acre farm in Missouri. Running to meet neighbor kids at the creek, running to his grandparents’ house to score ice cream out of their deep freeze, or running to get a tool from the shop for his Father. No matter what — he was moving. And, from a young age both his grandfather and father instilled a deep passion for the outdoors and the rhythm of the seasons. His connection with trail running and nature is pure and primal — a meditative experience. His chance to unplug and reconnect with wild places and be a wild and free farm kid again. He balances his time between a graphic design consulting business, and a wonderful wife and three kids, and running in the mountains every spare moment.
Ultra Marathon Highlights
1st 2016 HURT100 Mile Endurance Run
3rd 2015 Ultra-Trail Mount Fuji (105-miler, Japan)
1st 2015 Ultra Fiord 174K (108-miler, Patagonia Chile)
1st 2014 Grindstone 100 Mile Endurance Run
1st 2014 Smith Rock 50k
1st 2014 Zion 100 Mile Endurance Run (course record)
1st 2013 San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run
1st 2012 Wasatch Front 100 Mile Endurance Run
1st 2012 San Diego 100 Mile Endurance Run (course record)
1st 2012 Silver State 50k2011 USATF Master’s 50k Trail Champion (Flagline 50k)
1st 2010 Cascade Crest 100 Mile (course record)
1st 2010 Silver State 50 Mile
1st 2009 Ozark Trail 100 Mile (former course record)
1st 2009 Virgil Crest 100 Mile, formerly Iroquois 100 (course record)
1st 2008 Bighorn 100 Mile
1st 2007 Mt. Diablo 50k
1st 2007 Arkansas Traveller 100
1st 2006 Bighorn 100 Mile (former course record)
1st 2005 Bighorn 100 Mile
Bree Lambert Elite Immortal
Favorite Gear: Bio: Bree Lambert is a Personal Trainer, Performance Coach and Nationally Ranked Ultrarunner living in the South Bay Area. She is certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine and has completed Masters Coursework in Kinesiology from San Jose State University. In 2013 Bree was named Female Masters Grand Prix Ultra Champion by the USA Track and Field Pacific Association. Bree is also a Two Time 100 mile National Trail Champion, Tahoe Rim Trail 100. In 2014 Bree placed 2nd at Miwok 100k, 4th at UROC (Ultra Race of Champions) 100k, and 5th at Montrail Ultra Cup Sean O’ Brien 50mile. She also competed in the USATF 50 mile Trail Championship in Ithaca, NY winning her age division.For over 20 years Bree has dedicated her life to bringing better health and fitness to others. She works with Silicon Valley Executives, high school students and endurance athletes of all levels. In addition to pursuing her personal goal to become the best ultrarunner she can be, Bree has recently teamed up with USL.TV as a broadcast correspondent covering endurance events around the country.
Karl Meltzer Elite Immortal
In 1989, I moved to Utah to become a “ski bum”. I was always a runner in high school, and one of those kids who was pretty good at just about every hand-eye coordination sport that we could come up with. After one season, and skiing approximately 120 days, I decided to stay in Utah to see how fun summer can be living near the Wasatch Mountain Range. I started running in the summer of 1990. Although I was always a runner in school, I hadn’t run in 3 years, and was feeling a bit out of shape. My first run was up in higher Little Cottonwood Canyon near Alta, Utah. From that day on, I became a “running bum”. I did continue to ski each of the next 7 years, roughly 100 days a season, but became more and more addicted to the running bug. Each season I would work as much as possible to save money, then take summer’s off so I could run as much as possible, and race a few times over the summer. My biggest race of the year soon became the Pikes Peak Marathon. My best finish at Pikes Peak was 4th and 4th. (I doubled in 1998). From this point on, I became an ultrarunner with a passion for going as far as possible, as fast as possible, while enjoying every minute of it. My first Ultra came in 1996. A friend of mine recommended the Wasatch 100. I entered with the goal of simply to finish. I finished that first 100 mile run in 28:26. From this point on, I have now completed 121 Ultramarathons and 12 trail marathons. I currently hold the world record for most 100 mile wins, with 37. Also 15 years in a row of winning at least one, 100 mile win. I also hold he World Record for most golf holes played in 12 hours, with 229.This year, in 2016, I'll be making my 3rd attempt at the Thru Hike record on the Appalachian Trail starting on or around August 5th, 2016.I have been coaching ultrarunners online since 2008. I currently run for Ultraspire, Red Bull, HokaOneOne, Drymax Socks, Ryders Eyewear.I am the Race Director of the Speedgoat Mountain Races at Snowbird, UT
Denise Bourassa Elite Immortal
(photo credit: Howie Stern)I started out as a marathon runner. PR in the marathon is 3:04 and although I feel confident that I can break the 3 hour barrier, my love is for the trails! I ran my first ultra in 2008 and have not looked back.
Ty Draney Elite Immortal
Years running: 28
Favorite Ultraspire Product: Alpha / Titan
Favorite Terrain: Mountains with big ups and downs!
Roch Horton Elite Immortal
Years running: Since 1972 for conditioning for climbing and mountaineering. Running Ultras – Since 1994
Favorite Ultraspire Product: Revolution and Alpha Vest. (and of course that cool belt you gave us)
Favorite Terrain: Anything high, wild and handsome that I can get my feet upon.
Fun Fact:Running great distances on rugged terrain never is easy, but it’s a lot easier than getting old.
Luke Nelson Elite Immortal
Years running: 7
Favorite Ultraspire Product: Alpha
Favorite Terrain: High Alpine
Fun Fact: Running in the mountains sets me free!
Darcy Piceu Elite Immortal
Favorite Ultraspire Product:
Ian Sharman Elite Immortal
(photo credit: Matt Trappe)I'm an online ultrarunning coach, Director of the Altra US Skyrunner Series, journalist and runner who has represented England and been selected for the GB 100k team. I've been ultra running since 2005 and coaching since 2010, completing over 200 ultras and marathons in over 30 countries globally in every type of weather and on all terrains. Recently I've had success as the 2015 and 2013 Leadville Trail Champion, Grand Slam of Ultrarunning record holder and finished in the top 10 at Western States 100 for the past six consecutive years.
Charles Corfield Elite Immortal
Years running: 4 decades
Favorite Ultraspire Product: Spry & Alpha
Favorite Terrain: Mountain trails
Fun Fact: Technologist/mathematician.
Kathleen Egan Elite Immortal
Kathleen Egan is currently in South America on a multi-year global adventure chasing her dream of trail running, climbing, trekking, and volunteering her way around the world with her veterinarian husband, whom she married in Thailand during said adventure. Along the way, she has completed several backcountry challenges, perhaps most notably, in 2014, along with her husband John Fiddler and friend Seth Wolpin walked 1,200+ miles across Nepal, becoming one of the first teams to finish the high route of the Great Himalaya Trail and the first to cross all five technical passes on the route alpine style without porter support. In South America she recently summited Cerro Aconcagua (highest mountain in the world outside Asia) and is now continuing to trail run and trek throughout the Andes. Kathleen and her husband have been profiled by the National Geographic Adventure blog: http://adventureblog.nationalgeographic.com/2015/07/09/couple-uses-specialized-skills-to-help-animals-people-on-open-ended-world-tour/
Keira Henninger Elite Immortal
Years running: 18 and 8 of those years have been running Ultra's
Favorite Ultraspire Product: ISomeric Pocket because I love running with handhelds, and this is light and incredibly comfy. Great product!
Favorite Terrain: Technical High Mountains or Backcountry. Preferably the backcountry of the San Gabriel's
Fun Fact: Besides running Ultra's I am also a Race Director, and own eight Trail Races, and a certified Nutrition Coach.
Barry Lewis Elite Immortal
While I won my AG in a pair of local Duathlons, Challenge Knoxville AG Championships, Challenge Quassy Half Tri, TriRock Philly Oly Tri, and Challenge Pocono Half Tri, my key races in 2015 were the ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championships (finished 2nd in my AG) and Ironman Chattanooga (finished first in my AG, Qualified for Kona IMan World Championships 2016). Though still unofficial, it looks like I'll by ranked as #1 USAT Duathlete in my AG and #3 Triathlete in my AG for 2015.
Debbie Livingston Elite Immortal
Debbie Livingston has been racing on trails since 1999 but has had a deep love of the outdoors since she was a little girl. She has raced more than 150 trail races and more than 75 ultra-distance events as well as a handful of adventure races and off-road triathlons. She is the race director for one of the oldest continuously run trail races in the US. Debbie is the mother of two young children, who are often seen crewing and cheering for her at events. She volunteers on the board of her town land trust, the Appalachian Mountain Club and is her son’s den leader. For work Debbie is a coach, personal trainer and fitness instructor specializing in running, yoga and Pilates. She lives in Bolton, Connecticut.
Zac Marion Elite Immortal
Ashley Nordell Elite Immortal
As a mother to two little ones and preschool teacher, my daily run is often the only hour or two of my day that I am not surrounded by little kids. My time on the trails is what makes me a better person and a better mom. I've been running ultras for 13 years, but now that I have a family, it's almost like starting over learning how to create a healthy balance of family, work, and training. I'm very lucky to have a wonderful support network, and I've learned to completely appreciate the time I do get to run and be in nature.
Cory Reese Elite Immortal
I am a husband, father, cinnamon roll lover, and runner. I ran my first marathon in 2009 and have continued racing ever since. My goal isn’t to have fast finish times. The primary goal I have in my races is to have a ridiculous amount of fun. I love helping others see how fun running can be. I am a trail runner and am happy whenever I have dirt underneath my feet. Living in southern Utah, I am spoiled to be able to do almost all my training on the rugged, remote trails around Zion National Park. My love continues to grow for the challenge, difficulty, and reward of ultramarathons. I am a columnist for UltraRunning Magazine and write for the blog www.fastcory.com. I’m excited to see what 2016 brings with an UltrAspire pack strapped to my back!
Clark Zealand Elite Immortal
Career Highlights• 17 careers wins• 12 career course records• Top 3 finisher in 83% of all races• 5th fastest time in Canadian history for 100miles
Personal Records• 100 Miles: 15:03• 50 Miles: 6:06• 50 Km: 3:22• 1/2 Marathon: 1:12• 10 Miles: 54:02• 10 Km: 32:30• 5 Km: 15:30• Mile: 4:28
Race Directing• 2011 Beast Series• Holiday Lake 50k (Feb. 12)• Terrapin Mtn 50k & Half-marathon (March 26)• Promise Land 50k (April 23)• Grindstone 100miler (Oct. 7)• MMTR 50miler (Nov. 5)• Hellgate 100k (Dec. 10)Co-owner of eco-xsports.com• Co-owner of theaidstation.com• Patagonia team member for11years• B.S. in Sport Management• M.A. in Sport Psychology• Ph.D. in Outdoor Recreation• Management• Research in eco-phenomenologyof adventure experiences, environmentalepidemiology of autism• Father of two
Jordan LaFreniere Elite Immortal
I ran my first 5k at five years old and have been running ever since. I only ran for fitness while in the Navy. After the Navy I struggled with alcoholism for a few years and returned my focus to running as a health outlet. I started running more competitively in 2007 with my first marathon(North Country Trail Marathon). I currently am a manufacturing supervisor and live with my Fiancé Tarryn and son Dylan.
Jason Poole Elite Immortal
Event & Location / Distance / Results
2015• Hochkönigman (Austria) / 85 kilometer / 4th overall • Devil on the Divide (Colorado) / 50 kilometer / 4th overall (1st AG - 40-49 years)
2014 • Tor des Géants (Italy) / 330 kilometer / 113th overall • Ronda dels Cims (Andorra) / 170 kilometer / 18th overall • Zugspitz Ultratrail (Germany-Austria) / 101 kilometer / 41st overall
2013 • Hardrock Hundred (Colorado) / 100 mile / 8th overall • Jemez Mountain (New Mexico) / 50 mile / 3rd overall • Chimera (California) / 100 mile / 8th overall
2012 • Hardrock Hundred (Colorado) / 100 mile / 9th overall • Dakota Orienteering Championships (South Dakota) / 24-hour / 1st overall • San Juan Solstice (Colorado) / 50 mile / 10th overall
2011 • Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (France-Italy-Switzerland) / 168 kilometer / 81st overall • Zugspitz Ultratrail (Germany-Austria) / 101 kilometer / 69th overall • Ettlingen Altstadt Lauf (Germany) / 10 kilometer / 12th overall
2010 • Hardrock Hundred (Colorado) / 100 mile / 7th overall • TransRockies (Colorado) / 122 mile / 6th overall • San Juan Solstice (Colorado) / 50 mile / 9th overall • Barkley (Tennessee) / 40 mile / 7th overall • Spring Desert Ultra (Colorado) / 50 mile / 12th overall
Rebekah Trittipoe Elite Immortal
Rebekah, a life-long athlete, did not begin running ultras until age 36 when well-known David Horton quipped, "Bet you can;t run 50 miles." That's all it took. Now 23 years later, Trittipoe has completed over 90 ultras ranging from 50Ks to 100 milers. She has also raced through the Amazon jungle in a 7-day self sufficient race, and holds the women's FKT for the Alleghany Trail and is the tri-record holder for the South Beyond 6K. As a veteran runner, she has known the joy of running fast and free. Nowadays, she appreciates the simple ability to move through the woods, sharing her love of trails with a young group of women who call themselves, The Shindigglers.
Clay Warner Ambassador - Foot RX Running Asheville
I currently reside in Asheville, NC, but was born in South West Virginia and have lived up and down the east coast. I grew up in a running family and ran my first mile race at 6 years old (I won) and have now moved into Trail and Ultra running with a few road races thrown in. A little known fact about me and my family is that all the men (4) in my family have completed a 100 mile trail run. I currently work for a fantastic local Asheville run shop, FootRx. My passions are running, gear, helping others and cooking/eating good food! My wife and I are expecting our first child this coming Spring. My running sidekick is an awesome GSP named Macey.
Scott White Ambassador - Fleet Feet Bend
Transitioned from professional motorcycle road racing in 2010 to triathlon. Soon after began training and racing in trail races. Relocated to Bend Oregon in 2013. Own and operate the Fleet Feet Sports Bend location.
Dennis Fritts Ambassador - Sunrise Mountain Sports
My motto is "live life active" and it started when I was young on the playground. Where most kids wanted to come inside I would stay outside from sunrise to sunset during all four seasons. I was active in several sports including baseball, football, basketball and golf. I was never really a runner or was though of as a distant runner. The longest I ever ran was a 5K then that all changed in my late 30's. Unfortunately I let go of my motto and gained 80 pounds and feeling horrible. I decided to do Weight Watchers with my wife in April of 2012. Six months of retraining how to eat and getting back into the gym I was successful in loosing the 80 pounds and gaining confidence in myself. My best friend and his wife were competing in triathlons and so I thought I do love to be active and I do love to bike, swim and run. So I signed up and did a few of those triathlons. I also was on a run relay team for a Ragnar race in Napa Valley. Later I figured why stop there and decided to run a couple of half marathons. next I figured why stop there so I ran and completed my first marathon in Ojai, California called the Mountains to Beach Marathon. I wasn't done and I wanted to challenge myself more so after talking to my cousin who is an ultra runner I decided to run a 50K called the Way to Cool 50K in 2015. In December of 2015 I ran the North Face Endurance 50 in San Francisco and coming up in March of 2016 I am running the Way to Cool 50K again. Six months ago my wife and I were blessed with a baby girl and now I have even more inspiration to stay active, healthy and goal orientated. So my future is to continue to run distant races from 5Ks to 50Ks plus adding 50 milers, 100k and my ultimate goal would be to qualify for Western States 100 or another 100 mile ultra run. Live life active.