Ever wonder what it takes to be one of those people who can not only finish an Ultra 100, but actually race it? I do. As an aspiring endurance junkie it inspires me to meet people like Duncan.
Nursing a shelled IT band at the third aid station in the 50k Growler I was consuled by ninja endurance runner, Duncan Callahan. I had no idea the guy working the aid station was Duncan. As a novice “ultra runner” I knew of Duncan from his incredible performances in all the big 100 mile races.
As I’m nursing my right knee I asked Duncan if he did much running. His answer, “yea, I do a few races each summer”. After pushing and prodding Duncan tells me he just got back from the North Face Ultra 100 around Mount Fuji in Japan. Actions > Words
Incredible. I take off one of my two EpicEveryDay wrist bands and give one to Duncan. When I stopped at the aid station I was disappointed my race was over. After a few minutes visiting with Duncan I was happy that I was given the opportunity to be inspired by one of the sports most genuine, humble and gracious athletes. Not only is Duncan a world class ultra endurance athlete, he is a father, husband and his “day job” is coaching high school athletes as well as running Strategic Endurance, a personal coaching service for ultra endurance athletes.
Here’s a link to some videos from the North Face Mount Fuji 100