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Sarah Cummings

Sarah Cummings

Elite Athlete

Sarah Cummings is a marathon, ultramarathon and ultra-trail runner. She is a 2-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier (2:34.47 personal best) and 3-time member of Team USA (Road 50K x2, Pan American Games Marathon). In 2014, she was 10th at the Chicago Marathon.

Sarah started her running career at Corona del Mar HS in Newport Beach, CA and continued at Princeton University where she graduated in 2011 with a degree in Economics. While at Princeton, Sarah was a 4-time Ivy League Champion and earned All-America honors in 2009 in the 10K. In 2017, following a near career ending hamstring surgery, Sarah discovered her love for the trails while on a "runcation" in the Dolomites. It was only in 2020 that she got the chance to trail run and adventure on a regular basis after moving from New York City to Park City, Utah.

Sarah's top ultra and ultra-trail performances include a win at the 2021 JFK 50mi in 6:18.43 (and a runner up finish in 2020), overall (M/F) win and CR (6:54.17) at the 2021 Arches 50mi, win and CR at the 2021 Antelope Island 50K, and a win at the Hardloop 50K in 3:19.15 (Road 50K PR). Sarah was named #5 2021 UltraRunner of the Year by UltraRunner Magazine.

Sarah is a winter sports aficionado. She loves snowboarding, splitboarding, nordic skiing, and ice skating. Sarah is an assistant coach for the Park City High School Cross Country team.

Annie Hughes

Annie Hughes

Elite Athlete

Annie Hughes is an up and coming ultra runner that had an incredible year in 2021 with an outright win at the Collegiate Peaks Trail run 50 miler. She followed that up with wins at the Leadville 100, becoming the youngest female champion ever, and another epic win at the Moab 240 just six weeks later.

Annie is originally from Wisconsin and moved to Buena Vista, Colorado during her senior year of high school. She went on to run cross country and track for Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado before discovering her love for the mountains and testing her limits on the trails in 2019. Annie now lives and trains year-round in Leadville, Colorado where she is also finishing her business degree at Colorado Mountain College.

Jeff Browning

Jeff Browning

Elite Athlete

Jeff Browning (aka Bronco Billy) is a veteran ultra runner and endurance coach. He has competed in some of the world’s most difficult ultra mountain races over the past two decades, amassing hundreds of ultra marathon finishes and over 30 career wins (mostly in the 100-mile distance). He lives and trains in Flagstaff, Arizona with his wife and three children.

Achievements

  • Record holder for fastest combined times of The Double: Western States 100 and Hardrock 100 (19 days apart) Watch Video
  • Ranked No. 3 Ultrarunning Magazine's North American Ultrarunner of the Decade (2010-2019)
  • Ranked six times in the Top Ten of Ultrarunning Magazine's North American Ultrarunner of the Year, the only man over 50 to make the list
  • Highlight wins at Hardrock 100, Bighorn 100, Patagonia Chile's Ultra Fiord 174K, and New Zealand's Tarawera 100
Magdalena Boulet

Magdalena Lewy Boulet

Elite Athlete

Magdalena Boulet, also known as Magda is a runner from Oakland, California. She was born in Poland but became a citizen of the United States on September 11, 2001.  Magda finished second place at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Women’s Marathon.  Magda has competed and done well in many races over her career, one very pivotal race was her debut 100-mile race Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run in 2015 which she won.  Magda is a highly focused, goal driven endurance athlete with a background in swimming which ultimately proved to be very helpful throughout her career in running.

Achievements

  • U.S. Olympian
  • 33rd Marathon Des Sables Winner
Karl Meltzer

Karl Meltzer

Elite Athlete

Karl Meltzer, the winningest 100 mile runner on the planet, ultra marathoner, aka the Speedgoat. Karl is famously known for being the first human to run the Red Bull Human Express which is the full 2,064 miles which follows the original Pony Express Trail that goes from Sacramento, California to St. Joseph, Missouri. It took him 40 days in total to do so. In 2016 Karl set out to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail, a 2,190 mile journey that resulted in a new fastest time. It took him 45 days, 22 hours and 38 minutes to do so. On Saturday, February 10th 2018 Karl competed in the Lone Star 100 mile and not only set a new course record at 23:38:18 but garnered his 40th 100-mile race victory. On top of that accomplishment, Karl has set another record by going 20 years consecutively with at least one 100-mile victory.

Achievements

  • Record holder for most 100 mile trail race wins on earth.
  • Most 100 mile wins in a calendar year.
Ian Sharman

Ian Sharman

Elite Athlete

Ian has been racing around the world in all styles of event since 2005 and coaching since 2010, having run around 200 ultras and marathons (PR: 2:21) in every type of weather and on all terrain. Ian has won over 50 multi-day races, road marathons, trail ultras and adventure races with experience of running in many mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and European Alps. He also holds the fastest combined time for 10 finishes at Western States 100 and is the only person to do so under a week of total time, including nine top 10 finishes. Alongside those incredible accomplishments, Ian holds the record for the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (69h49m), has won the USATF 100-mile trail championship twice and is the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Leadville Trail 100 Champion. Ultra Running Magazine has voted him as high as 2nd in its annual Ultra Runner of the Year rankings.

Achievements

  • Fastest decade long Western States Finisher. He ran 1,000 miles in under 7 days. Watch the video.
  • Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (Record Holder)
Bree Lambert

Bree Lambert

Elite Athlete

Bree is the definition of a jack of all trades. Bree is a personal trainer, running coach, nutritionist, and ultra runner on top of being a wife, mother and competitive athlete. With a collection of impressive wins under her belt that she achieved throughout the years, the prestigious title of 2016 USA Track and Field Female Masters Mountain Ultrarunner of the Year (Pacific Division), and earning the USATF Female Masters National 50km Trail Championship in the same year, it is safe to say Bree is a force to be reckoned with.

Achievements

  • Three-time 100 mile women's national trail champion, Tahoe Rim 100
  • 2016 USATF Female Masters Ultra Runner of the Year (Mountain Division)
Kyle Pietari

Kyle Pietari

Elite Athlete

Kyle Pietari is a lawyer, father, and ultrarunner. Kyle is an adept mountain runner who prefers 100 mile mountain races with fast, runable downhills. He began running in 2011 and has since created a list of impressive wins and finishes. He has 3 consecutive top-ten finishes at Western States and finds that a large majority of his training comes from his daily run commute to and from work. Kyle also holds the FKT for the fastest downhill mile (3:46) on the steepest county road in America, Lickskillet Road. Kyle prioritizes his life to ensure he has time for the things he is passionate about, family, work, and running.

Achievements

  • 2 consecutive 2nd place finishes at Leadville
  • Brazos Bend 100 winner
Amanda Basham

Amanda Basham

Elite Athlete

Amanda is a professional trail runner and endurance coach who has coached endurance athletes for 10+ years in everything from 5k - 200 miles. She's an Oregonian originally and now lives and trains in Boulder, Colorado with her partner, Justin Grunewald.

She discovered trail running in 2014 after an injury from pounding the pavement. She was instantly hooked and jumped into the ultra scene. She made it a goal to become an elite trail runner and accomplished that goal in 2015 by winning the 50 mile USATF Trail Championships. Since then she has placed 4th at Western States 100 twice, 2nd at CCC 100k, 1st at TransAlpine, and top 20 at UTMB, to name a few. She hopes to inspire others to pursue their dreams through relentless forward progress.

Achievements

  • Transalpine Run 1st place mixed team
  • Ultra Race of Champions 100k 1st place female
Patrick Reagan

Patrick Reagan

Elite Athlete

Patrick Reagan, better known as The Peach, is from Savannah GA. Patrick was born in Southwestern PA and educated in Exercise Science at Slippery Rock University He has a love for both road and trail ultras including Western States, Comrades Marathon, Javelina Jundred, Ultravasan, and the IAU 100K World Championships. He is the owner and operator of Patrick Reagan Running Coaching Services and co-host of Tortoise & the Hare Podcast. When not running, Patrick is listening to texas fiddle swing, ragtime, jazz, and jug band records with his wife Adrienne and their pets.

Achievements

  • 3 time champion and course record holder at Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Endurance Run.
  • 2017 USATF Ted Corbitt Ultrarunner of the Year.
Ben Robinson

Ben Robinson

Elite Athlete

Ben Robinson is an entrepreneur, race director, and runner from Tunkhannock, PA. After graduating from Lock Haven University in 2016, Ben ran across Pennsylvania before moving short term to Park City, UT and Boulder, CO where he fell in love with trail running and the community. He signed up for his first 50k trail race in 2017 at UROC and won by an hour! Since then, Ben has traveled the USA and Europe fulfilling his passion and seeking that next dose of adrenaline through trail running and skyrunning. Ben owns a Race Management company, Endless Mountains Running, where he and his team put on trail and road races in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Achievements

  • Athlete on the USA Skyrunning Team for the 2018 World Skyrunning Championships
  • Runner up at 2019 USA Half Marathon Trail Championships
Tyler Andrews

Tyler Andrews

Elite Athlete

Tyler Andrews fell in love with endurance sport as a teenager and never looked back. Ty has established himself as a world-class endurance runner, making three US National Teams for the 50km World Championships (finishing w/ individual silver in '16) and winning his first National Championships over 50 Miles in 2019. Over this decade of improvement, he also improved his best times to 2:46 (50K, #2 all time US mark), 2:15 (marathon), 1:03 (half), and competed at two US Olympic Marathon Trials ('16, '20). Entering the Trail world, he has also set speed records on the Inca Trail ('19) and Everest Base Camp Trail ('20). For 10 years, Ty has worked to empower other athletes through coaching and mentorship via his work Chaski Endurance Coaching and Strive-Peru. He's been coaching -- both in person and online -- for most of the last decade and hopes to continue to lead athletes to new triumphs over the years to come.

Achievements

  • 50 Mile Nat'l Champ, World Champ. Silver Medalist
  • 2x Olympic Marathon Trials, 3x Team USA
  • World Record Holder, Chaski CEO

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