UltrAspire Elite Athletes

The Inspiration Behind Our Products

Ultraspire Elite Immortals

The Inspiration Behind Our Products

Special thanks to all of our Elite Athletes, R&D Team, and Athlete Team.

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

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 18 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

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 around 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 time in a trail 100-mile race in the US (12h44m), 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

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

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

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

Zac Marion

Elite Athlete

Zac Marion is an Ultramarathoner who prefers 100 mile races to any other distance. He entered the sport 10 years ago coming from a Football background and through utilizing running for casual workout; he found a passion for distance running. His first big win was the Bryce 100, and he has been aiming higher ever since. He recently won the TransAlpine with teammate Amanda Basham making them the first American team to ever win that race series.

Achievements

  • Winner of the Bryce 100
  • Transalpine Run 1st place mixed team

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.

Sally McRae

Elite Athlete

Sally McRae is an accomplished ultrarunner and coach. Growing up in Southern California she spent a lot of time outdoors whether it was playing soccer, splashing in the ocean, or running laps around the neighborhood park. Fast-forwarding to 2009 Sally first learned about ultramarathons and the idea of trail running and was instantly intrigued. In 2010, she ran her first 50 mile trail run and became captivated by the sport. Her dream of becoming a professional athlete was realized at the beginning of 2014 when she signed her first sponsorship deal.

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

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

UltrAspire Athlete Team

Aaron Heath, Aaron Kent, Aaron Kindall, Adam Delsman, Alexander Humenetskyj, Alexander Kappes, Alexander Mangold, Alexis Haefer, Allison Lerer, Amy Heywood, Andrea Chickness, Andrea Desantis, Andrea McArdle, Andrea Sayers, Andrew Peterson, Anna Snyder, Anthony Gilbert, Anthony Jacobs, Anthony Jensen, Anthony Konechnik, Anthony Molina, Anya Powers, Aroline Hanson, Barry Lewis, Barry Sterling, Beau Downing, Ben Clayton, Ben Eckstein, Beth Ann Matlock, Blair Faulk, Brad Dains, Bradley Olwin, Brandon Fravel, Brendon Passmore, Brett Kessler, Brian Compagnone, Brian Klug, Brian Passenti, Brian Tolbert, Bridgett McDaniels-Russell, Brooke Bowen, Bryan Paisley, Caitlin Jacobsen, Cara Pozun, Casey Sanders, Cera Edgley, Charlie Fisher, Chris Talley, Chris Wright, Christian Hampshire, Christian Lepley, Christine Duran-Garcia, Christopher Mellott, Christopher Smith, Cindy Reed, Clint Owens, Clyde Powers, Cody Frost, Corey Keppel-Kolb, Cynthia Fink, Dale Golgart, Danielle Meunier, Danny Widerburg, Darren Rieger, David Theriot, Dearric Winchester, Debbie Livingston, Denise Bourassa, Derek Coulter, Devin Vernick, Diane Challacombe, Dino Benally, DJ Crites, Donald Beuke, Donnie Mueller, Dusty Dustyn, Eddie Clendenon, Edward Diaz, EJ Arroyo, Ellener Peavyhouse, Emma DeLira, Eric Thornton, Erik Schulte, Erika Zazzara, Faith Raymond, Faye Morgan, Francisco “PC” Perez Colon, Garrek Arends, Gary Tayag, Gene Day, Greg Branam, Greg Jeffries, Greg Wilson, Greg Wingo, Gregory Boytos, Gretchen Adams, Griselda Conde-Holman, Heather Scott, Helen Galerakis, Henry Howard, Holly Snow-Canada, Hunter Leininger, Ilean Kerstetter, Jacob Jackson, Jaime Maher, Jaime McDonald, Jake Grossbauer, James Campbell, James “Frenchy” Lambert, James Nalley, James Welch, Jamie Rickard, Jason Poole, Javier Tovi Monllor, Jay C Blackburn, Jean-Michel MK Thomas, Jeff Beckelhimer,  Jeff Fullmer, Jeff Porter, Jennifer DiCiesare, Jennifer Murphy, Jennifer Yeaman, Jenny Velocitas, Jeremy Hinshaw, Jeremy Provence, Jess Riffner, Jesse Ellis, Jessica Jones, Jody Wisecup, John Benham IV, John Danese, John Davenport, John Lee, John Shepard, John Torrone, John Truelove, John Whitehill, Jon Rosenburg, Jordan McKelley, Joseph Farrington,  Josh Hinojosa, Josh Pantleo, Joshua Andrews, Joshua Brock, Joshua Burns, Joshua Reddish, Justin Alpaugh, Kalie Demerjian, Kanoa King, Karin Reemts, Kassandra Marin, Kate Leis, Kathleen Egan, Keith Remington, Kelly Hutchins, Kennedy Hall, Kenny Capps, Kevin Lammers, Kevin Robison, Klodian Mitri, Kristen Hamilton, Kristen Murr, Kristy Wynn, Lara Kondor, Laura Becker, Laura Cortez, Laura Swenson, Lauren Curley,  Levi Hawks, Lisa Miyake, Liz Sullivan, Lorelei Phillips, Lori Pratt Smith, Lou D’Onofrio, Lupe Luna, Marcia Dority-Baker, Mark Augustyniewicz, Mark Imasa, Mark LaFerriere, Mark Smith, Marna Kagele, Martin Schneekloth, Mary Lamoreaux, Matt Sheaff, Matthew Kimbrough, Matthew “Scott” Owenby, Megan DeHaan, Michael Benvenuto, Michael Conkel, Michael Harralson, Michael West, Michelle Douglas, Mindy Randall,  Miquela Ingalls, Myriame Essalki, Natalie Dau, Nicholas Chase, Nici Dunn, Noah Bustamante, Nolan Blanco, Ofie Cruz, Olan Johnson, Panya “Pon” Somnhot, Pam Watson, Pamela Chapman-Markle, Patrick Burpee, Patrick Nguyen, Patty Bolan, Peter Brewer, Phil Shin, Phillip Lowry, Rachel Bell-Kelley, Randy Windle, Ray Sanchez, Rebekah Trittipoe, Remo Spagnol, Rezelda McGath, Richard Elkins, Richelle Criswell, Richelle Marshall, Richi Rodriguez, Richard Kolodziejczak, Robert Lancaster, Robert Youngren, Ryan Maher, Sarah Forman, Sarah Howard Alvarez, Scott Gaitten, Scott Waldrop, Seth Bearden, Sharleen Stevens, Shawn Goertz, Spencer Wells, Spenser Snow Canada, Stacey Barker, Stacie Cannon, Stephanie Clemens, Stephen Sweezey, Stephen Tiek, Steve Combs, Steven Terry, Susan Haag, Susan Watts, Taryn Graham, Tatiana Uys, Terra Bacca, Thomas Murray, Tim Finocchio, Tim Neckar, Tim Spaulding, Tom Gilbert, Tony Minyon, Trish Barry, Troy Davis, Ty Draney, Tyler Peek, Tyson Lee, Vinny Cappadora, Virgi Tenorio, Wanda Vajda, Wes Plate, Will Stiglitz, William Jara, Wilma Cruz