For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Scott’s outstanding competitive resume includes victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events. The Washington Times named him one of the top runners of the decade, Runner’s World awarded him a Hero of Running, Ultrarunning Magazine named him Ultra-Runner of the Year four times and National Geographic named him one of 2016's Adventurers of the Year.
More than just a champion, Scott is a true student and ambassador of the sport, known to stay at finish lines cheering until the last runner crosses. A passionate advocate for vegetarianism, he follows a 100% plant-based diet, which he credits for his superior endurance, recovery and overall health. He believes that everyone can run an ultra and everyone can access their bodys innate capacity to heal. Through writing, public speaking, and consulting, Scott takes joy in encouraging people of all fitness levels to take the next step toward vibrant health.
Scott currently resides in Boulder, CO with his wife, Jenny, and daughter, Raven.
- Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Speed Record: 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes: 2,189 miles
- U.S. record for 24-hour road run: 165.7 miles
- 7 x consecutive winner of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run
- 2 x consecutive winner of the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon
- 3 x consecutive winner Spartathlon 152 miles-Athens to Sparta, Greece
- Winner of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run
- 4 x UltraRunning Magazine’s Ultrarunner of the Year
- Men’s Health 100 Fittest Men of All Time
- National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
- USA Today Athlete of the Week