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Ben Nephew

This video is about Ben Nephew, Mountain Peak Fitness and Red Newt Racing FKT Trail Specialist. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Biology from Tufts University, a B.S. in Biology and minor in Chemistry from Hobart Collage and currently studies the effects of chronic stress on behavior and physiology in his lab. He also coaches athletes for Mountain Peak Fitness. Ben holds a speedy 1:11 half marathon on the roads and continues to train fast for his trail races today. His PR’s are now 3:10 for 50k and 5:47 for 50M. He was the USATF National Trail Marathon Champion in 2006, and won a few other USATF medals at the road and trail 50k championships. He has been selected to the US team for the IAU Road 50k Championship twice, and is a three time member of the IAU Trail Championship team placing 6th in 2011. The past four years he’s been taking Fastest Known Times, including the Devil’s Path in the Catskills and the Pemi Loop and Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains.

Ben currently has the record for holding the most FKTs in the US with 58.
Find Ben’s Coaching: https://www.mountainpeakfitness.com/ben UltraSignUp: https://ultrasignup.com/results_parti…
FKT Leaderboard: https://fastestknowntime.com/athlete/…

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