Here are some runners whose extreme endurance feats and perseverance through adversity motivated me to run ultramarathons. 

New World Record! 2017 Styr Labs Badwater 135 champion Sandra VIllines with Carl Hineline at New York City Hall on Saturday night November 5, 2017 at 1:24AM - after 54 days, 16 hours, and 24 minutes - breaking the existing women’s transcontinental running record of 69 days. 

New World Record! 2016 Styr Labs Badwater 135 champion Pete Kostelnick at New York City Hall on Monday afternoon October 24, 2016 at 5:30 PM  after 42 days, 6 hours, and 30 minutes - breaking the existing men's transcontinental running record of 46 days.

Frank Giannino Jr.

Jenn Shelton

Pam Reed

Dan Brenden with wife

Ken Posner

with Charlie Engle
Running The Sahara
Expedition Team Leader / Expedition Originator

with Dean Karanzes

Dean Karnazes
Bart Yasso and Dean Karnazes

Bill Rodgers
Phil McCarthy
Pam Reed
Michael Arnstein
John Geezler