Previously on Singletrack


UTMB is the growing, omnipresent entity in our sport of trail and ultra running, and naturally I have questions. So, I went to the source, and got answers. In this week’s episode of Singletrack I have the incredible honor to chat with Frédéric Lénart, CEO of the UTMB Group to discuss their partnership with Ironman, the expansion in the US, it’s relationship with the race directors on the ground, and ultimately, UTMB’s motivation behind it all.
On Electric Cable Car I published an article, not a transcript, with some of the highlights we discussed on this episode; answers to questions that I hadn’t seen written down anywhere else.

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Hannes is back on Singletrack and we got a lot to talk about since we connected over a year ago. In this chat cover Hannes’ personal changes (all exciting and great) to his professional developments, including his nutritions sponsors challenges and of course his recent races at the World Championships in Innsbruck and of course his win at the Eiger Ultra Trail 101.
Now we’re five weeks to UTMB and Hannes is calm, excited, and completely dialed for another run around the magical Mont Blanc.

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‘On Another Level’, with Marcel Höche

4 July 2023 | Episode 278

The World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria are already a few weeks back now, but shortly after I sat down with Marcel Höche who ran for Team Germany to chat about his experience of wearing the National Team jersey. We talk about the difference between a race of this caliber and makeup vs. UTMB and of course, his exciting racing plans for the remainder of the year.

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Calling in from Innsbruck, Austria is Doug Mayer, founder of Run the Alps, wonderful supporter of the Trail Running Film Festival and author of the incredible new book: “The Race That Changed Running – the inside story of UTMB”. In this episode we chat about his new book – which you should buy immediately, the difference between Euro and US trail running, the challenges our sport is facing as it’s growing into the future, and of course the role that UTMB plays in all of this.

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Steve Auch is back on Singletrack and barely recovered from a massive weekend race directing the popular City und Trail event in Bad Reichenhall in the Bavarian Alps in Germany. We talk about the beauty and the challenges of directing races, the inspiration and the difference between races in the US and Europe and how to transition from behind the megaphone to putting the bib back on yourself.

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This week on Singletrack I am chatting with Nicole Amyx, filmmaker, ultra runner and colleague of mine at the Trail Running Film Festival. Nicole shares how she blends her passions of filmmaking and running, passed down from her parents, into an inspiring life just outside San Francisco. We chat about about the importance of finding a great story when making a documentary film and how running can give us balance and peace for everyday life.

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Lou D’Onofrio is back on Singletrack. After yet another stellar finish at the famous C&O Canal 100 just a couple of weeks ago it was high time to check back in with Lou on all his races and adventures across the East Coast.

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One of the biggest trail running events in North America just went down in Auburn, California: The Canyons Endurance Runs by UTMB. I have Jeff Urbanski with me to talk about his incredible 12th place finish in the 100 Mile race and I share a bit about my 50K effort, that yes, was not a DNF, how about that.

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Erik Stanley joins us from Austin, TX to share a bit of his amazing trail community with us. He’s the founder, coach, and race director at Trail Roots, a running community in the larger Austin area. Erik also hosts for the Trail Running Film Festival in Austin on April 20th.

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‘All the Way to Rio’, with Adam Lee

21 March 2023 | Episode 271

This week I’m chatting with good friend Adam Lee, the host of our Trail Running Film Festival stop in Vancouver, BC at the Rio Theatre. He’s also a returning guest on Singletrack and the owner, voice and host of Community Trail Running, Substack newsletter and podcast.

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And Harold the pig!

Karen and Nancy, (and Harold!) will be hosting the Trail Running Film Festival on Nancy’s farm, which is a regular gathering place for trail runners in the Lennox, South Dakota area. When I heard about this fantastic place I had to get Karen and Nancy on the show to hear their story. Harold wasn’t up for being behind the microphone, sadly.

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Steve Aderholt, self-proclaimed behind-the-scenes-guy, joins Singletrack to share some incredible backstage info on the making of the Cocodona 250. Refreshed after a backpacking trip to Patagonia, Steve is now gearing up to dive into an insane amount of events management and race directing work. He’s directing the Park City Point To Point mountain bike race and the mighty Cocodona events, but most importantly, he’s the hosting the Trail Running Film Festival in Salt Lake City on March 16th.

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This week I am chatting with Nick Triolo, senior editor for Outside Run & Trail Runner Magazine. Nick has been part of our little trail world for many many years, has run some of the most cherished races and shared many stories other people’s journeys on trails and through mountains. Our conversation ranges from the state of outdoor journalism to tackling some of the more challenging and fascinating issues involving our sport.

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‘Anything but Ordinary’, with Tera Pruett

7 February 2023 | Episode 267

Coach Tera Pruitt joins us this week to chat about equity in the running world, the importance of strength training and about setting goals to get after. And, of course we chat about her amazing plans for the Trail Running Film Festival coming to The Orange Peel in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina.

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‘On Human Potential’, with John Lacroix

30 January 2023 | Episode 266

We’re back with our first episode of Singletrack for 2023, finally. I have with me race director John Lacroix the Human Potential Running Series from Colorado and we talk about the beauty of our trail running community and the challenge we face as we continue to grow and evolve. We also talk about the Trail Running Film Festival and John’s plans as host for our Denver Colorado location.

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