Ultraspire – Inspired Products for Ultra Athletes

 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!

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Magdalena Lewy Boulet

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Jeff Browning

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Bree Lambert

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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.
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Karl Meltzer

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Bio: 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 89 Ultramarathons in 96 starts and 12 trail marathons.
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Krissy Moehl

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Bio: Holds the fastest known time for a women’s supported run of the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainer, Washington Winner of the 2013 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji, Japan Winner of the 2009 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), Chamonix, France Winner and course record holder in the 2007 HURT (Hawai’i Ultra Running Team) 100, Honolulu, HI Winner and course record holder in the 2007 Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run, Silverton, Colorado Fast-packed the 480-mile Colorado Trail in just over 13 days, averaging 32 miles a day, 2006 Completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in 2005 to become the youngest finisher. Currently holds the second fastest cumulative time Over 100 ultrarunning finishes with more than 50 female first place finishes and two outright race wins Race director for the past 12 years of the Chuckanut 50k, Bellingham, Washington Worked for many years with Girls on the Run, an after school program for girls ages 9-12.
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Justin Angle

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Denise Bourassa

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Duncan Callahan

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Bio: Husband. Father. Ultra Athlete. I aim to live a balanced, consistent, and positive life, while also helping and inspiring others to realize their potential. It is my intention to set goals, work toward those goals, and inspire others to do the same. Ultra-distance racing specialist with an emphasis and expertise in 100 mile running races. Rethinking the way I run and helping others to do the same.
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TyAnn Clark

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Ty Draney

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Years running:

28

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Alpha / Titan

Favorite Terrain:

Mountains with big ups and downs!
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Roch Horton

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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.
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Luke Nelson

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Years running:

7

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Alpha

Favorite Terrain:

High Alpine

Fun Fact:

Running in the mountains sets me free!
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Darcy Piceu

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Ian Sharman

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Years Running:

8

Favorite product:

Alpha race vest

Favorite terrain:

steep, mountainous downhills

Fun Fact:

Other tidbit: 2013 is a big year for me with the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning this summer. Four of the oldest 100-milers in just over two months. I'm excited but definitely nervous.
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Rod Bien

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Years running:

14

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Alpha

Favorite Terrain:

when I leave civilization behind and the the land feels truly wild.

Fun Fact:

I'm the father of 3 kids, I own 2 businesses (Patagonia@Bend and Fleet Feet Sports), and try to run lots of miles. In my next life, I'm going to be very lazy.
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Charles Corfield

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Years running:

4 decades

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Spry & Alpha

Favorite Terrain:

Mountain trails

Fun Fact:

Technologist/mathematician.
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Kathleen Egan

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Years running:

Started running trails in 1997; Ultras since 2006

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Alpha

Favorite Terrain:

Single-track with wide open sweeping vistas

Fun Fact:

Kathleen was born in Germany, emigrated to the US in 1991 and spent the last 11 years working in Seattle in the field of public health/ epidemiology. In May 2013, Kathleen and her fiancé, John, downsized to backpacks and are chasing their dreams of trail running, climbing, trekking and volunteering their way around the world.
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Kristina Folcik

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Years running:

8

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Surge

Favorite Terrain:

Technical

Fun Fact:

I love to play outside!
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Keira Henninger

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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.
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Liza Howard

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Years running:

20

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Spry

Favorite Terrain:

Technical trail

Fun Fact:

UltrAspire gear works great for tiny runners
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Scott Jamie

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Years running:

33 years

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Spry

Favorite Terrain:

High mountain tundra (San Juans)

Fun Fact:

I'm a bit of a beer snob
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Jim Knight

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Years running:

44

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Fastpack, Kinetic

Favorite Terrain:

Wild Alpine & Mountainous

Fun Fact:

Step it up, create your own trail, and discover yourself by embracing uncertainty.
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Barry Lewis

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Years running:

A long time: completed first marathon in 1981...

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Omega for my daily running commute; Electron connector and Ion core for trail races and tris...

Favorite Terrain:

Trail

It's a thrill to be a part of the UltrAspire family, since I've used Bryce's hydration systems for more than two decades and have benefited from his constant quest to make them lighter, more functional, and all-around better suited to serious ultrarunner's needs. He's the real deal and is about pushing the innovation envelope for the sake of performance, not commercialization or sales...

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After 20 years of ultrarunning, I started dabbling in triathlons in 2005. I made it to XTerra Off-Road Worlds, managed a podium finish, and have been completely sucked into the multi-sport world. I've since completed 5 Ironmans (including 3 Kona World Championships) and still think I have room to improve. That's pretty fun at my ripe old age, but when I get this "tri thing" out of my system, I'm really looking forward to getting back to my roots--out there, exploring new trails...
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Debbie Livingston

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Years running:

25+ years running/14 years running ultras

Favorite product:

Surge

Favorite terrain:

Rocky and steep downhill

Fun Fact:

My husband and young kids are my adventure partners in life.
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Zac Marion

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Gavin McKenzie

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Years running: Ultra-distance: 5 years

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Nerve/Electron MBS combo & Kinetic

Favorite Terrain:

Mountainous, alpine environment. The steeper & more technical, the better!
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Ashley Nordell

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George Plomarity

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Years running:

Since I could Walk, 5 years with ultras

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Spry

Favorite Terrain:

exposed, hot, technical and steep!

Fun Fact:

I try to make everyday a ventura county triathlon kind of day – run some miles, climb some boulder problems and surf the best waves I can find!
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Shannon Price

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Years running:

16

Favorite UltrAspire Product:

SPRY Pack

Favorite Terrain:

Rocky Mountain Trails

Fun Fact:

Before I started my running career I was a professional bodybuilder.
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Cory Reese

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Colleen Rue

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Aric Manning

HUMR Team
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Years Running:

7

Favorite UltrAspire product:

Alpha (if I had to pick just one)

Favorite Terrain:

Mountain Single track away from people

Fun Fact:

I am still not built like a runner - so I will keep on representing the M.O.P. (middle of the packers)- HUMR for life. Oh and I love cheese curds.
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Jordan LaFreniere

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Years Running:

24

Favorite UltrAspire Product:

Twitch/Cell combination with a handheld

Favorite Terrain:

Technical single track with rolling hills

Fun Fact:

Running is my source of meditation and spiritual bonding. I struggled with alcoholism in my young adulthood, running keeps me focused on a healthy, productive, and well rounded life.
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Jason Poole

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Years running:

18

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Omega

Favorite Terrain:

Steep, long uphills

Fun Fact:

Survived a bite by a deadly Eastern Brown Snake while racing in the 24-Hour World Orienteering Championships in Australia
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Evan Reimondo

Ambassador
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Years running:

8, If you don't count soccer

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Surge

Favorite Terrain:

High alpine single track and technical downhill

Fun Fact:

Recently founded the Lander Running Club
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Rebekah Trittipoe

Ambassador
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Years running:

20

Favorite Ultraspire Product:

Omega Hydration pack

Favorite Terrain:

Trails

Fun Fact:

Still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up!