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Ultramarathon Runner

After running my first (two) marathons in the summer of 2009 and studying the history of Mongolia, I searched for Mongolia marathons and after  learning about the 100km Sunrise to Sunset race; set my mind on training for and completing the 100km race in the summer of 2010.  In the training prior to the Mongolia 100km, I ran my first ultramarathon on June 6, 2010 at the age of 30 and have since run several dozen ultramarathons. 

The lure of trail running and ultramarathon's extreme difficulties drive me to continue to push my body to the limits and see what is possible.  Coming from someone who would eat a dozen Krispy Creme donuts in a sitting and couldn't run a full mile, I'm proud to have trained and conditioned my body to run for up to 24 hours without resting and cover distances further then some people drive in a day or week. 

Ultrarunning races has taken places beyond my wildest dreams and have met some of the most amazing athletes and humans on the planet.  After experiencing ultramarathons in the most extreme conditions, remote locatoins, or scenic views, I find it hard to pay high entry fees to run on a road in a city surrounded by thousands of people.  It's just a personal preference, sometimes I'll run a marathon for training and like the thought of doing it, and am always looking for the next challenge of running further. 


The Ridegeway Trail Blaze Challenge 68 miles 110kms IsraeltheRunner



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