Ian is well known in the trail and ultrarunning community having now finished more than 219 ultras, 27 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 53 ultramarathons. Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run twice and the Superior Trail 100 Mile Run. He’s a two-time, top-ten finisher at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He’s finished the JFK 50 Mile Run 25 times, placing as high as second twice. He was part of a four-person team that won and set a course record at the Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker 100K in 2001. In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultramarathons by finishing Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile, Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile in a single summer.
Ian spends time on the roads as well. He’s finished more than 25 marathons and has run a 2:42 PR for the distance.
Ian gives back to the trail community by race directing Flagstaff’s only 100-mile running event — the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile, 55K, Mountain Bike, and Relays, the Flagstaff Marathon and Sunnyside Up 5k. His current sponsors are Squirrel’s Nut Butter, Aravaipa Running, and HYPO2 Chiropractic.
Ian currently serves as the invasive plant specialist for Death Valley National Park.
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