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The Naked Prussian & German The Naked Prussian is an excellent representation of UberEndurance events. Its vibe is consistent with their slate of all-abilities-welcome Pennsylvania races. UberEndurance courses consist of flowy single-track with only mild elevation gain, and minimal technicality. This combination makes their events a really great environment for not only those just getting into trail running, but also opportunities for seasoned vets to

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BytE3i4jSJ0 Jim Blandford has depth within the ultrarunning community.  He got 2nd at Massanutten in 2012, won it in 2013, got 3rd in 2014 and then took a DNF in 2015.  Jim has notable finishes across the ultrarunning spectrum and we ask all the questions you want to know about winning, longevity and staying fit in your forties. Race Reports Facebook Instagram Strava YouTube UltraSignUp YouTube Live Stream Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x-cTC2_c1A Kim Levinsky has worked hard to make trail running accessible and fun for everyone. She is the RD for Sassquad Trail Running, a running community in the tri-state area. Last year 56% of her finishers were female, all veterans and family sign-ups get a discount and most of racing revenue is donated to local charities. This past fall, Kim completed her first 100 miler and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2nhSMVm8j8 Vinny Cappadora has been running ultras since 2011. He owns Happily Running, a race directing and timing company, and has continued to host races during the COVID pandemic. He took the guidelines given by the government and fit his race to hit them. What does that mean? We will find out in this episode! Vinny has tons of running and volunteering experience, of which is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZWQnd78NFk Jared Burdick grew up running. He led his Upstate NY high school team to multiple titles including a second place finish in the state at the 3200. Jared ran for RIT ending his career with a sub-4 1500 and sub 32 10K. He's run 2:20​ in the marathon, 67 in the half and grabbed his golden ticket to Western States (placed 19th) at the 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcMQJRW8kyY&t=317s In 2017, Rich Heffron ran five races. He won four of them. The one he didn’t, was Twisted Branch 100k, arguably the hardest 100k on the east coast. In that race, he lost to Jim Sweeny, the course record holder. In 2018, Rich was attacked by a bird and went to the hospital with injuries interrupting his racing season. He also had a baby and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXR81VkvBIE&t=144s Lindsey Weaver finished the 189-mile C&O Canal Towpath run from Cumberland, Md. to Washington, D.C. in 53 hours, a new female FKT. A week before, she ran a 50 mile virtual run. She has completed 5 ultras in 2020 alone. A librarian, Weaver began running only 5 years ago but already has 34 ultra finishes to her name. What’s next for her? What inspires her

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NU1A6Lp0Abo&t=99s Emily Collins needs little introduction. She has first place finishes at Burning River, Ethan Allen 24HR, Keys Ultra, Dawn Till Dust Ultra and has podiumed at most of her other races. She took 9th at the US National 24HR Championships and 5th at the Caumsett 50k National Championship. She is an environmental lawyer founding Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services, is on the Board of Directors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXDgfmPR4BI David Hedges won the 2020 Breakneck Point trail marathon in a blazing fast 4:35, a solid 45 minutes ahead of second place. He’s currently doing his graduate work at Cornell University, but grew up in Chicago and did his undergrad at Colorado College.  When David was 17, David finished 3rd at Twisted Branch in 2015. He was going into his senior year at high school and

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