Ashley Schneider

Ashley Schneider loved to run and explore the world. She came up with idea to run across America and raise money for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), a disease her mother suffered from. "I thought, if I was going to do something like that, I should do it for my mom," she said....

David Roche

David and his wife Megan coached each other to national championship wins and then decided to share their experience with other runners as well.Their coaching style focuses on improving speed, long-term development, loving the process, and life-long contentedness. With their fun-based coaching services "Some Work All Play" (SWAP) they help...

Greg Nance

As a kid Greg spent lots of his family life outdoors.  Greg has run over 11 big ultra challenges all over the world, including the Atacama Crossing with his dad.
 He survived a Mont Blanc snowstorm and went beyond limits during the World Marathon Challenge, where he completed 7 marathons...

Roy Pirrung

Living unhealthy in his thirties, Roy Pirrung got inspired by an obese woman who ran past his house every day. So Roy decided to make miles to lose weight, gave up smoking and became fitter. In 2019 he had completed 152 marathons and 210 ultra marathons and is an inspiring...

Phil McCarthy

Phil is an elite ultramarathon runner who has run dozens of marathons and ultramarathons around the world since 1997, including many of the world's toughest and most prestigious races. In 2018 he ran across the USA in one of the fastest times. Phil was a sprinter in high school, with...

Pete Ripmaster

Pete wanted to be a sled dog musher and moved to Alaska in the early 2000s to run dogs. But he found managing the dogs too overwhelming and in 2006 he and his wife moved to Asheville where he worked as a teacher and ran the Black Mountain Running Co....

Pete Kostelnick

He started running to lose weight, then wanted to impress his girlfriend.After getting burnt out on road marathons Pete started to dream big. Pete is the 5th fastest North American, all-time, at the 24-hour run, covering 163.5 miles (an average pace of 8:48 per mile).He is a two time Badwater...

Max King

Max King is an American ultra-marathoner. He was the winner at the 2014 IAU 100 km World Championships and the 2011 World Mountain Running Championships. Apart from winning World Championships and multiple national awards, Max shares his love for the outdoors and skills to be self-sufficient in the forest and...

Mary Gadams

Mary is CEO and Founder of RacingThePlanet. Mary has been involved in sports most of her life. She has been team captain of three Eco-Challenge teams with a best finish of sixth (in the ESPN X Games). She has also completed dozens of marathons including the Boston Marathon three times...

Marshall Ulrich

The ultimate endurance athlete, Marshall Ulrich has run more than 120 ultra marathons averaging over 125 miles each, completed 12 expedition-length adventure races, and climbed the Seven Summits all on his first attempts. He is the only person in the world to complete the Triple Crown of Extreme Sports: world-class...