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- Ultrarunning legend
- Nearing 200 ultramarathons completed
- Winner of over 50 ultramarathons
- Completed 20 marathons to date
- Expert coach for 50K to 100 miles as well as multi-day trail races
Ian doing what he does best!
Ian is our ultrarunning guru. If you want to run beyond the marathon, he can get you there – safely and successfully.
Ian has coached a wide breadth of ultrarunners. He’s not only successfully guided many beginners to their first 100-mile finish, but he’s managed the training of several elite runners like that of the winners of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, JFK 50 Mile, Lake Sonoma 50 Mile and the USA Track and Field 50K National Championships.
Ian ran competitively for the cross-country and track teams at Allegheny College (PA). He is a legend in the trail/ultra community having now finished over 195 ultras, over 25 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won over 50 ultramarathons.
Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trail 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 twenty-one 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. Along with his partner, assistant coach Emily Harrison, he captured the Team Open Mixed Division at the PepsiCo TransRockies Run 6-Day.
When Ian isn’t coaching he spends his time race directing a southwestern favorite, the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile & Relay.
RUNNING ACCOMPLISHMENTS & PERSONAL RECORDS:
Marathon: 2:42:49 (road)
50 Kilometer: 3:20:29 (road), 3:21:57 (trail)
50 Mile: 6:09:27 (trail)
100 Kilometer: 7:35:07 (road), 8:49:53 (trail)
100 Mile: 16:38:08 (trail)
TransRockies Run 6-Day (120 miles) 18:47:44
BS: Biology – Allegheny College (PA)
Certified McMillan Running Coach