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Roy Pirrung
Events: Masters ultra running
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 130
Born: 7-7-1948 in Sheboygan, WI
Current Residence: Sheboygan, WI
Profession: Sales
Club/Team: Badgerland Striders


  • Kohler Co.
  • Wigwam Mills Inc.
  • Newton Running Co.
  • Succeed
  • CW-X
  • Tiger Tail


  • 50K-3:34
  • 50Mi-5:55
  • 100K-7:22
  • 12Hr-90MI
  • 100MI-13:15
  • 24Hr-154MI
  • 48Hr-243.43MI
  • 144Hr-400MI

Career Highlights

  • US Open championships at 100MI and twice at 24Hr
  • Open US records at 100MI and 48Hr and twice at 24Hr
  • Three top 4 finishes at Greece's Spartathlon and the American Masters course record holder
  • Three top 4 finishes at the 48 hours of Surgeres, FRA
  • Over 60 each US Championship titles and age group records
  • Undefeated in age group competition at 24Hr National Championships
  • Owns one world age group record at 24Hr in 60-64
  • Two-time world masters champion at 100 km
  • Finished over 105 marathons and 156 ultras


Roy has been a prolific ultra champion at numerous distances and time races.  He continues to excel in masters competition and has been the oldest member of the national 24hr team for 7 years as well as the only member to be on all 7 teams competing at the IAU 24Hr WCs.  He also is involved as an administrator at local, state, national and international levels.

In their own words...

Running achievement I am most proud of: Breaking the 48Hr OPEN American Record at age 48.

Why I run: For my health, competition and social interaction.

Future Goals: Continue to serve my sport, compete, pursue a speaking career and write an autobiography.

Favorite quote: Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.



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