On todays show we have Karl Meltzer. Karl is one of the first runners in our sport to truly go pro, specializing early on in his career in the 100 mile event. Since the late 1990s, he's won over 40 races, including at least 1 every year for for the last 19 years - both are records that may never be broken. He’s also the Race Director for the Speedgoat 50k and perhaps most importantly, he’s just a guy you’d wanna have a beer with. He brings so much awesome perspective to the sport.
In this episode, we do some analysis on the American contingent at this year's UTMB, we talk about race directing, we speculate on a potential new 100 mile race in the central Wasatch range, and we reflect on what it takes to make a career out of this sport.
I won’t spoil anything for you, but this was one of my favorite conversations to date. Enjoy!