In this interview we talk about: — The injury that preventedher from defending her World's Thoughest Mudder title — Stefanie's sporting background growing up — The Death Race and the evolution of OCR — Training and nutrition — Goals, achievements and disappointments. Lucy Bartholomew hales from Australia and is one of the world's best young trail runners. Completing her first k race at the age of 15, Lucy's race credentials are nothing but impressive. You can follow Lucy on Facebook and Instagram. Ashleigh started triathlon at the age of 14 and quickly ditched the team sports she was also doing to focus on swimming, cycling and running.
Today, she is a regular on the Triathlon World Series podiums and has her sights set on Commonwealth Gold in Fueled by a sub-par performance at the Rio Olympics, Ashleigh will no doubt be a contender for a medal at the Tokyo Games. You can follow Ashleigh on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Faye ran her first Spartan Race in Three years later she was signed on the Spartan Pro Team, finished 2nd in the US Spartan Championship Series, 3rd at the Spartan World Championship and managed to hold the number one spot in the global world ranking throughout You can follow Faye on Facebook and Instagram.
Nick Littlehales is regarded as the leading elite sports sleep coach in world sport. In this groundbreaking book he lays bare his strategies for all to use. Zane Robertson is a New Zealand middle and long-distance runner who at the age of 17 moved, together with his twin brother Jake, from New Zealand to the town of Iten in Kenya, to live and train with the best long distance runners in the world.
Today and a decade later, Zane has developed strong credentials both on the track and on the roads: he is one of only 4 non-Africans to have run a half marathon below 60 minutes, he grabbed a bronze medal at the m at the Commonwealth Games and proved his place on the international stage with a 12th-place finish in a stacked 10, meter field at the Rio Olympic Games. At only 23 years old, Anton is currently ranked 6th on the UCI list and has his sights firmly set on a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Allie Kieffer surprised herself and the world by knocking a huge 26 minutes off her marathon PB at the New York City marathon, finishing 5th overall and 2nd American in a time of 2h29m A talented athlete in college, Allie qualified for the 10K Olympic Trials in , but missed the race due to an injury.
After some time away from the sport, she picked it up again in with more determination then ever before. Matt Hanson has enjoyed a fast rise to the top ranks of professional triathlon, winning IM Chattanooga in his first full pro season , then going on to score titles at IM Texas in both and , setting an American record with a finish.
Ben made his This year, she returned to the Big Island for the first time since to race the best in the world and walked away with a solid 10th place finish. You can follow Jocelyn on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Matt Dixon is one of the leading endurance coaches in the world. In his new book Fast-Track Triathlete, Matt offers his plan of attack for high performance in long-course triathlon, without sacrificing work or life.
You can follow Matt on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Emma entered the multisport world in after a serious knee injury permanently sidelined her middle-distance running career. Coached by Michelle Dillon, she has become a regular on the international Ironman You can follow Emma on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Josh Amberger hails from Brisbane, Australia and has been one of the most dominant athletes on the Ironman You can follow Lisa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Rachel Strait is a professional mountain bike racer who focuses solely on Enduro racing.
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You can follow Rachel on Facebook and Instagram. Cat Bradley lives in Boulder, Colorado and has been a competitive athlete and adventurer for many years. She recently exploded onto the ultrarunning scene by winning the Western States at her very first attempt. The win has allowed Cat to give up her job as a kindergarden teacher and focus completely on her running. You can follow Cat on Facebook, Instagram and Strava. Jeff Browning is an ultrarunning legend. You can follow Jeff on Twitter and Instagram. He coaches a variety of endurance athletes from the beginner to the elite like ultrarunners Timothy Olson and Dylan Bowman.
He is the author of Training Essentials for Ultrarunning, a complete training guide for ultrarunners of all abilities. His training method is rooted in a a structured, periodized ultra training plan that focuses on developing an athlete's energy systems for the long haul. Falling short of that goal, he switched to He broke out for his first full Ironman distance professional win at Ironman Taiwan beating Marino Vanhoenacker , adding to his two Ironman Dylan Bowman is an incredibly accomplished ultra-runner.
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He has podiumed at Leadville, placed in the top ten at the Western States several times and won several km and mile races like Ultra-Trail Australia, the Istria miler, the Miwok km and the San Diego miler. He is the director of endurance for Hypoxico Altitude Training and works with some of the best athletes and sports teams in the world to maximize performance.
Ian Corless is a photographer, writer and podcaster who specialises in trail, mountain, ultra and Skyrunning events worldwide. He travels the world capturing stories from some of the most iconic ultras on the planet. In addition, Ian is creative director and host of an ultra running podcast called Talk Ultra. It covers ultra running throughout the world bringing news, reviews and interviews. He resides in Revelstoke, Canada where he supervises students remotely in various projects, alongside his role as an endurance coach.
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He has published over refereed manuscripts on topics like precooling for performance, high intensity interval training, low carb-high fat diets and heart rate variability. Mark Wolff is co-founder of 32Gi, a sports nutrition company focused mainly on health and endurance. He is a certified sports nutrition expert as well as a marathon, track, triathlon and cycling coach and spends most of his time guiding athletes with a very holistic approach to blending training and nutrition for performance and health.
Parkour or freerunning is a holistic training discipline focussing on using the human body for propulsion over obstacles and can include running, swinging, climbing and jumping. Dan Edwardes has studied practical movement and physical fitness his entire life, with an elite background in fighting arts before he found parkour in Camille Herron is an American long-distance runner and the current Comrades Marathon champion.
Her scientific approach to running has taken her from road marathons to ultras to trail running, smashing records left and right. Besides obviously running a lot, she works full time as a Research Assistant at the University of Oklahoma and also finds the time to brewe her own beer. Despite only starting to compete in triathlon in , Adriel Young has been to Kona twice, was the top age grouper at the Devon Yanko is a trail, road and ultra runner who has been racing competitively in ultras and marathons around the world since She sort of took a break from elite running in to focus on the start of M.
Bread and Butter, a bakery cafe she co-owns with her husband in San Anselmo, CA, but returned to the elite level in with an impressive win at the Javelina , a 3rd place at Western States in , a top 10 at the Comrades Marathon in South Africa earlier this year and most recent victory at the Leadville Setting new course records are a common occurance for Sandes. Sandes was named 4 Desert Champion for being the first competitor to win all four desert races, and in addition to that, the first competitor to win every single stage in each of the desert races. Kevin was a collegiate All American swimmer too and still races from time to time..
Since she has podiumed at every single endurance competition that she entered — every one. He won the historic Western States Mile Endurance Run in , setting a new course record and running the first sub hour time in Timothy has found true peace and happiness in the mountains. He says the mountains make him feel like a kid in a playground. Timothy hopes to instill his connection with the natural world in his young son Tristan, born in August He is a member of The North Face team and looks forward to many amazing journeys all over the world with good friends.
He battled raging sandstorms, heat exhaustion and the unrelenting loneliness of crossing the world's most sparsely populated country at walking pace. He has top results at some of the longest and hardest endurance mountain bike events in the USA. It never gets boring for Jeff, he just loves those varied high alpine routes that push the limits of the mind, body, and equipment. Afterwards he relaxes in front of his computer, surfing the net, and having a coffee.
Jeff attaches great importance to these recovery phases. Simply, because he knows there is another long event or training session coming soon. An anesthesiology physician with an engineering background, he is additionally one of the picked team of initial Hawaii Ironman. In this interview we talk about: - Part 2 of training with PowerCranks. In April , Kieran will attempt to complete 'the toughest footrace on Earth', the Marathon des Sables.
Six days, miles, 40 degree heat, up and down sand dune mountains. Max King may be the most versatile runner in the U.
In , he was sixth in the U. Olympic Trials steeplechase in He has run a marathon, and has made multiple World Cross Country teams. His latest feat was taking the World k title in Doha, Qatar, where he not only won, but set a new American record of ! The prognosis was that he was likely to suffer a permanent walking impairment and would certainly not be able to continue the active physical lifestyle he had enjoyed up to that point.
But he wanted to prove them wrong.
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He decided to take on what has been described as the world's toughest triathlon, and earned himself a place in the record books in the process. He rowed 3, miles across the Atlantic, climbed to the summit of Everest, and cycled around the world unaided. After seven years as a software test engineer, coaching, ultra distance racing and training had slowly taken over his life.
In December of Matt left his desk job to pursue a career in coaching and athletics. The year-old played practically every sport possible while growing up, finding early success in running. But by the time he hit high school, he had run so much he started to hate it.
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