Erich Wegscheider

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Boston Marathon

In early 2015, the urge to run the Boston Marathon hit. Back then, the only “marathons” I had run were either in iron-distance triathlons or ultra-marathons. Being that neither of the aforementioned races does the marathon justice, I set out to qualify and did so at the San Diego Rock ‘n Roll Marathon. Fast forward to 2016 and I have […]

Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji

I don’t know about other ultra-runners, but I’ll cry at least a couple of times during a 100 mile run. Ultra Trail Mt. Fuji did not disappoint in that regard. However, its last blow just seemed unfair. Unlike most endurance events I’ve done, I actually signed up months in advance. Thus, giving me months to prepare. In […]

North Face Endurance Challenge

Sometime after finishing Leadville, I figured running a 50-miler would be a nice way to cap off the year. At the time, the North Face Endurance Challenge sounded like a walk in the park. After all, I only had to run half as far. I have a very flawed sense of logic, because running such distances […]

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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