UltrAspire Elite Athletes
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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
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.
- U.S. Olympian
- 33rd Marathon Des Sables Winner
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.
- Record holder for most 100 mile trail race wins on earth.
- Most 100 mile wins in a calendar year.
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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 2 consecutive 2nd place finishes at Leadville
- Brazos Bend 100 winner
Amanda is a 28 year old professional runner and endurance coach. She began her journey in the trail world a few years ago and instantly fell in love. She signed up for her first 50k and won. Less than a week later she was looking into doing her first 50 miler and placed 2nd at that race. Since then she has won a championship race and placed top 5 at the most prestigious 100 miler in the US, the Western State 100.
- Transalpine Run 1st place mixed team
- Ultra Race of Champions 100k 1st place female
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.
- Winner of the Bryce 100
- Transalpine Run 1st place mixed team
Elite Athlete (Handheld and Lumen Athlete)
Jeff is an endurance coach, ultra athlete, designer, husband and father of three kids. He lives to run in wild places, as well as fighting to protect them. He found running naturally by roaming free as a kid, exploring his family's 700-acre farm in Missouri. No matter the weather — he was always moving. And that hasn’t changed. For him, running through the wild is pure. It provides the remedy to this fast-paced, always-connected world of ours. Jeff has a large variety of race wins under his belt and was awarded #2 in the top Ultrarunners of the Year by Ultrarunning Magazine in 2018.
- 2018 Hard Rock Winner
- The Double 2016: The fastest combined time in a single year. Watch the video.
Elite Athlete (Lumen Athlete)
Jared Campbell is the first and only 3-time finisher of the Barkley Marathons. He has completed 10 Hardrock 100's with one of those being a win. Jared is a father, husband, and mechanical engineer in Park City, Utah. Jared is passionate about the process of running and came into the sport later in life, he was never a runner in high school. Longer distance running has become a means of clarity for him and those challenges that come with distance running is what draws him to some of the most prestigious races on the planet.
- First 3-time finisher of the Barkley Marathons.
- The youngest 10-time finisher of the Hardrock 100.
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.
- 3 time champion and course record holder at Javelina Jundred 100 Mile Endurance Run.
- 2017 USATF Ted Corbitt Ultrarunner of the Year.
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 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.
- Athlete on the USA Skyrunning Team for the 2018 World Skyrunning Championships
- Runner up at 2019 USA Half Marathon Trail Championships
Zach Bitter is an endurance athlete and coach. Zach solidified his mark in running history by claiming the world record for fastest 100 miler ever ran with a time of 11:19:18. He enjoys multiple aspects of running from the trail to the road and will continue pushing the boundary of a fast 100 miler in the years to come. In 2020, Zach was named the #2 UROY by UltraRunning Magazine or his incredible achievements.
- 3x National Champion
- 3x Team USA World 100 km
Camille is one of the fastest female ultrarunners ever on all surfaces. She has set 11 American Records, 5 World Records, and is the only athlete to win all three of the IAU's 50K, 100K, and 24Hr World Championships. In 2017, she became only the third American to win the prestigious Comrades Marathon. She has won numerous trail races, set course records, and holds the women's 100 Mile Trail Best of 12:42:40. She is known for drinking beer and eating tacos during ultras. As a marathoner, she qualified for 3 Olympic Marathon Trials, finished 9th for the US Team at the 2011 Pan American Games, and set the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon in a superhero costume (2:48 dressed as Spiderwoman). She is glad to give back to the running community as a Coach at runwithcamille.com, Ambassador, and has served as Secretary for the USATF Women's LDR Committee since 2012. Camille resides in Alamosa, CO with her husband Conor and two German Shepherds.
- 3-Time IAU International Athlete of the Year
- 5-time USATF Ruth Anderson Ultrarunner of the Year
UltrAspire Athlete Team
Aaron DeBord, Aaron Heath, Aaron Kent, Aaron Kindall, Adam Dyas, Albert Mendez, Alexander Humenetskyj, Alexander Kappes, Alexander Mangold, Alexis Haefer, Amanda Rasmussen, Amy Heywood, Andrea Chickness, Andrew “Giff” Walters, Anthony Gilbert, Anthony Jacobs, Aroline Hanson, Ashley Idema, Barbara Love, Barry Lewis, Barry Sterling, Beau Downing, Ben Altenes, Ben Clayton, Ben Eckstein, Benjamin Reeves, Beth Ann Matlock, Blair Faulk, Brad Dains, Brad Foster, Bradley Olwin, Brandon Wood, Brandt Ketterer, Brendan Passmore, Brett Kessler, Brian Compagnone, Brian Passenti, Brian Tolbert, Bruce Grant, Bryan Paisley, Cara Pozun, Casey Sanders, Carolina Fuentes, Cera Edgley, Chelsea Rambo, Chris Talley, Chris McGovern, Chris Moroch, Christian Hampshire, Christian Lepley, Christopher Mellott, Christy May, Clint Owens, Cynthia Fink, Daniel Sherman, Danny Widerburg, Daven Oskvig, David Theriot, Dearric Winchester, Debbie Livingston, Denise Bourassa, Derek Coulter, Diane Challacombe, DJ Crites, DJ Loertscher, Don Reichelt, Donald Beuke, Dusty Dustyn, Dylon Francis-Miller, Ellener Peavyhouse, Emma DeLira, Eric Thornton, Erika Zazzara, Faith Raymond, Fran Gonzalez, Garrek Arends, Gene Day, Giselle Alba, Glenn Tachiyama, Gonzo Jimenez, Greg Branam, Greg Wingo, Greg Woodward, Gretchen Adams, Griselda Conde-Holman, Guillermo Batres Hernandez, Hannah Hawley, Hayley Benson, Heather Gothard, Heather Scott, Henry Howard, Holly Snow-Canada, Hunter Hughes, Ian Martin, Ian Morgan, Ilean Kerstetter, Jaime Maher, Jake Grossbauer, Jake Littlehales, James “Frenchy” Lambert, James Welch, Jason Brock, Jason Parks, Jason Poole, Javier Tovi Monllor, Jay C Blackburn, Jeff Beckelhimer, Jeff Davenport, Jeff Fullmer, Jeff Porter, Jeff Rome, Jenn Davis, Jennifer DiCiesare, Jennifer Murphy, Jennifer Yeaman, Jenny Velocitas, Jeremy Hinshaw, Jody Wisecup, John Danese, John Davenport, John Lee, John Maxwell, John Shepard, Jonathan Morse, Jordan Bramblett, Jordan Lafreniere, Josh Hinojosa, Joshua Andrews, Joshua Brock, Joshua Hamilton, Joshua Reddish, Joshua Woods, Justin Alpaugh, Kanoa King, Kassandra Marin, Kathleen Egan, Kayla Mascari, Kelly Hutchins, Ken Lucchesi, Kennedy Hall, Keri Lloyd, Kevin Lammers, Kevin Robison, Kristen Hamilton, Kristen Murr, Kristy Wynn, Lance McDermott, Laura Cortez, Levi Hawks, Lou D’Onofrio, Luke Nelson, Luke Wise, Madalyn Pfeifer, Manuel Whiteman, Marcia Dority-Baker, Margaret Ho, Mark Augustyniewicz, Mark Imasa, Mark Smith, Marna Kagele, Martin Schneekloth, Mary Lamoreaux, Matt Ozanic, Matt Sheaff, Megan DeHaan, Michael Atchley, Michael Becker, Michael De Oliveira, Mindy Randall, Miquela Ingalls, Monica Ochs, Naresh Kumar, Natalie Dau, Nghia Tran, Nicholas Chase, Nici Dunn, Nicolas Cabeza, Nikole Niemeyer, Noah Bustamante, Nolan Blanco, Ofie Cruz, Olan Johnson, Pamela Chapman-Markle, Patrick Burpee, Phillip Lowry, Rachel Bell-Kelley, Randy Windle, Ratonia McClement, Ray Sanchez, Rebekah “Becky” Rogers, Rebekah Trittipoe, Remo Spagnol, Rezelda McGath, Richard Elkins, Richelle Criswell, Richi Rodriguez, Richard Kolodziejczak, Robert Lancaster, Ross Flom, Ryan Maher, Sam Schwaller, Sandra Laflamme, Scott Waldrop, Sean Haverty, Seth Bearden, Shane Weigand, Sharleen Stevens, Shawna Lynn, Spenser Snow Canada, Susan Watts, Ta’Mara Aarin, Taryn Graham, Tatiana Uys, Taylor Davis, Taylor Turney, Terry Fenske, Thomas Murray, Tim Finocchio, Tim Spaulding, Tom Gilbert, Tony Minyon, Tori Sailor, Troy Davis, Turd’L Miller, Ty Draney, Tyler King, Tyler Peek, Tyson Lee, Varion Forrest, Veronika Larisova, Wanda Vajda, Wayne Kurtz, William Jara, Willis Weatherford, Wilma Cruz