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Athletes

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 Ultimate Direction supports athletes who encompass all the qualities we hold near and dear – these are good people. We are honored to work with them as they work to achieve their personal goals, inspire others, and provide us with important product feedback. We appreciate their energy and soulful approach to life and the sport of running.

Scott Jurek

Throughout Jurek’s career he has been one of the most dominant ultramarathon runners in the world, winning many of the sport’s most prestigious races multiple times.

Keep Up With Scott at scottjurek.com.

 

Accomplishments

  • 2012 24-Hour World Championship Brive-la-Gaillarde, France (Set the US Record of 165.7 miles in 24 hours)
  • 2007 Hardrock Hundred
  • 2005-2006 Badwater Ultramarathon
  • 2006-2008 Spartathlon
  • 1999-2005 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run

Anton Krupicka

Besides being a two time Leadville 100 champion Anton has created a name for himself around his trail style, (almost Forest Gump-esque hair) and minimalist attire. He often runs without a shirt and with very lightweight minimal running shoes. He ran his first marathon when he was twelve. During college and in his early 20s he often ran upwards of 200 miles a week. Krupicka is featured in the film Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under The Colorado Sky which chronicles his Summer 2007 training leading up to the Leadville Trail 100.

Keep Up With Anton at antonkrupicka.com.

 

Accomplishments

  • 2010 Miwok 100
  • 2009-2010 White River 50 Miler (Set CR 6:25:29 in 2010)
  • 2007 Rocky Raccoon 100
  • 2007 Collegiate Peaks 50 Miler
  • 2007 High Mountain 50K
  • 2006-2007 Leadville 100
  • 2006 Estes Park Marathon

Peter Bakwin

Physics minded and fit Peter is all about product testing, advocacy and adventures, with over 75 marathons and ultramarathon races on road, track and trail under his belt he’s no stranger to endurance. Also an avid statistician, Peter created the Fastest Known Times website that was featured in Running Times Magazine. It tracks speed records for trails and routes around the world. Peter is not one to brag but looking at his track record he has been there, done that. In his own words ”I don’t care about running. I just love to do it.”

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Accomplishments

  • 76 marathons and ultramarathon races on road, track and trail
  • Created Fastest Known Times website featured in Running Times Magazine

Krissy Moehl

Through her passion for trail running, Krissy has had the opportunity to travel and experience the world. A forever runner, she first discovered the trails in 1999 through influential friends (fellow UD ambassador Scott Jurek being one of them!) in Seattle upon returning from studying abroad in Ecuador. From her first ultra race and win her resume has grown to over 100 ultras, including 55 female wins. Her longevity in ultrarunning and commitment to growing the sport through a passion for coaching others led her to author a book: Running Your First Ultra launched December 1, 2015.

Keep Up With Krissy at KrissyMoehl.com.

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Accomplishments

  • Holds the fastest known time (FKT) for a women’s supported run of the Tahoe Rim Trail
  • Author of Running Your First Ultra: Customizable Training Plans for your First 50k to 100 mile Race
  • 2015 Team USA World 50 mile Championship team member
  • 2014 Patagonia National Park Mile for Mile Film project
  • Winner of the 2013 Ultra-Trail Mt. Fuji, Japan
  • Winner of the 2009 Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (UTMB), Chamonix, France
  • In 2007 set course records, now broken, for HURT 100, Honolulu, HI and Hardrock 100 Mile Endurance Run, Silverton, Colorado
  • Fast-packed the 480-mile Colorado Trail in just over 13 days, averaging 32 miles a day, 2006
  • Completed the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in 2005 to become the youngest finisher. Currently holds the second fastest cumulative time
  • Over 100 ultrarunning finishes with more than 50 female first place finishes and two outright race wins
  • Race director of the Chuckanut 50k, Bellingham, Washington since 2003
  • Worked for many years with Girls on the Run, an after school program for girls ages 9-12

 

 

Jason Schlarb

“My passion is for the outdoors and more specifically, the mountains. I love to travel, explore, and enjoy the mountains of the world. I am an avid Class V kayaker, a mountain biker, skier, telemarker, B.C. skier, backpacker and hiker. I have a wonderful wife and 2-year-old boy who are just as passionate about the outdoors as I am!”

Keep Up With Jason at schlarbwolf.com.

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Accomplishments

  • 2014 North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc
  • 2014 FKT Circumnavigated the Torres Del Paine National Park
  • 2013 Run Rabbit Run 100K
  • 2013 Speedgoat 50K

Larisa Dannis

Larisa’s journey into the running world was somewhat unconventional. Although she dabbled in team sports in high school, she was never very active as a kid. Upon starting her first office job back in 2007, she became especially sedentary. As her weight started to creep up, she knew she had to do something to improve her fitness. Many of her warmest childhood memories center around the White Mountain Region, where every summer she would venture north to hike up some of New Hampshire’s tallest peaks. The decision to take up hiking as an adult seemed almost instinctive. It was as if the mountains she loved so deeply as a child were calling her back.

Keep Up With Larisa at larisadannis.wordpress.com.

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Accomplishments

  • 2014 Women’s USATF 50 Mile Road Champion
  • 2014 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
  • 2013 1st woman (8th overall) Vermont 100 Endurance Race
  • Women’s course record holder at Beast of Burden Winter 50 Mile, Berkeley Trail Adventure 50k, and the Fall 50 Mile (USATF 50 Mile Road Championship)

Timmy Olson

“I live life to the utmost. I love to go for long runs in the mountains and capture the magnificent creation mother earth has entrusted to us. I enjoy nature and the connection of everything in it. I believe this connection to our earth needs to resonate within each person. Beginning with our own actions of living consciously, we can create vibrations to inspire individual and collective steps to heal and care for our environment. Living in this moment and being at ease with myself and how life flows, can lead to the transformation I wish to be a part of. I love to wake up in the morning and know that no matter what, everything will be OK.”

Keep Up With Timothy at timothyallenolson.com.

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Accomplishments

  • 2014 Male Runner of the Year by Competitor Group
  • 2013 North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc
  • 2013 Western State 100
  • 2012 Western States 100
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