Elijah’s love of running orginates from his love of the mountains.
Initially this love manifested itself in a passion for rock climbing
and long forays into Rocky Mountain National Park to climb large walls
or summit isolated peaks.
After running The Radical Slam in Rocky Mountain National Park (Mt Meeker, Longs Peak, Pagoda, Storm, Battle, Estes Cone) and racing the Quad Rock 25 he decided that he wanted to devote more time to running and pushing his limits in ultramarathons.
During his first year of focused ultramarathon training in 2016, he completed the Gnar Slam and set the (since broken) overall time record. A defining race was the Never Summer 100K, where the beautiful and challenging course let him know that he’d found a new calling.
- March – Behind the Rocks 50k
- August – Telluride Mountain Run
- September – IMTUF 100m