Erich Wegscheider

In Search of the World's Toughest Tests of Endurance


I am an endurance athlete.


I’m out to compete and complete the world’s toughest tests of endurance.


From summiting the highest mountains on each continent,

To Running the toughest ultra-marathons,

And Competing in the most grueling triathlons and epic cycling events.






The Madness

The Challenges


Method to the Madness

About Me

It all started in 2007 with triathlon and the question, “Can I do this?” As my experience in the sport grew, so did my appetite for new challenges. From 2011 to 2014, I competed worldwide at a professional level. Though, during that time, I also got into Ultra-Running, Mountain Biking and Mountaineering.

To date, I target a wide array endurance events. Basically, if it’s hard and will push my limits, I’m game. Hence the rationale for this site. While I might not do each and every challenge listed, I’d be more than happy to give them a go if given the opportunity.

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The End of Triathlon

The clock read 4-hours, 19-minutes, and 24-seconds. I didn’t know it then, but that marked the end. After 53 races and nearly 8 years, the triathlon chapter in my life closed. The decision to step away was not at all premeditated, but rather a long process of unconscious decisions. In short, the opportunity cost to race […]

Leadville Trail 100 Run

The Leadville Trail 100 Run is more than a race, it’s an experience. The altitude, community, volunteers, athletes, and founders, Ken Chlouber and Merilee Maupin, make for an unforgettable experience. Although some parts of race don’t exist in my memory bank, the parts I do remember are awesome, awful, and truly unforgettable. At 4:00 AM, the gun went off […]

Leadville Trail 100 MTB

The Leadville Trail 100 MTB is an epic in every sense of the overused mountain bike term. The brut of a course starts 10,176 feet (3,101 m), climbs 12,266 vertical feet (3,739 m) reaching an elevation of 12,530 feet (3,819 m), and covers ~104 miles (167 km) of fire roads, single track, and some tarmac. It’s […]

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