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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Firsthand Accounts

My Blog

Pre Leadville Trail 100 MTB

Even while living in Bali, I dreamt of toeing the line at the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike and Run. I realize how ridiculous that sounds, because I had more beautiful beaches than I knew what to do with. However, mountains have a pull on me and my priorities may be questionable. It’s less than […]

10 Reasons for Toe Socks

When I was preparing to run my first ultra last year, the Big Basin 50k, I was chock-full of questions. Handheld water bottle or hydration pack? How many calories should I take in per hour? Are blisters inevitable? Will I run off-course? When do hallucinations set in? Is it cool to go in the woods? […]

Leadville Marathon

If I could only compete in two events this year, I’d choose the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike and Leadville Trail 100 Run. Why? They’re a week apart, start at an elevation of 10,176 feet (3,101 m), and are two of the toughest single-day races in the world. However, I needed to qualify for the […]

First Impression of Hoka Shoes

Hoka One One shoes are not sold in Bali. Fortunately, and unfortunately, my girlfriend had to fly to the states for a few days, meaning she could grab me a pair. Now that I think about it, her flying there and back kind of equates to arguably the most expensive postage charge for a pair of shoes. […]

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