Weight: 155 lbs.
Born: 9/22/72; grew up in Gaithersburg, MD
Current Residence: Flagstaff, AZ
Sponsor: PowerBar, generously supported by Adidas & Pearl Izumi
In their own words...
Running achievement I am most proud of: Completed 2002 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning (Four major 100-mile races in one summer: Vermont 100, Western States 100, Leadville Trail 100, and Wasatch Front 100) in 78 hours 22 minutes, setting a record for fastest Grand Slam to date (the record has since been broken by Joe Kulak and Scott Jurek).
Why I run: I love being on the trails...the challenge of a mountain trail, the scenery and doing and seeing in one day what it would take the average backpacker three or four days to see and do.
Future Goals: Compete and finish, in one piece, this year's Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run (June) and the JFK 50 Mile (November).
Additional comments/thoughts: I hope to keep running long into my twilight years and contribute to the sport in many other ways other than participation (writing, race directing, promotion, coaching, etc...) Blog: http://iantorrence.blogspot.com/