He’s been named one of the greatest runners of all time and with good reason.
Scott Jurek is a living legend who has captured victories in virtually all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events, including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and—his signature race—the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times.
In short, this guy is no weekend warrior.
As he notes on his website: “Scott has also taken the running world by storm with his 2015 Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days—and the United States all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles: 6.5 marathons in one day.”
But, like many accomplished people, there’s far more.
He’s also known for his compassion and sense of giving. There are plenty of races in which he stayed at finish line, cheering until the last runner crosses. Yes!
And, he donates his time to many non-profit organizations and is an avid volunteer in the areas of environmental conservation, fitness and health.
We’re also pleased to report that he is a passionate vegetarian, follows a 100% plant-based diet — and credits it for his endurance, recovery and consistent twenty-year racing career.
What’s more, and get this, he “believes that everyone can run an ultra and everyone can access their body’s innate capacity to heal.”
Check him out at: ScottJurek.com.