Written By Sam Heward
Sam is one of the Ultra X Co-Founders. If he's not actually out running, chances are he's busy writing about it (or plotting Ultra X strategy!)
Jason Schlarb is a champion ultrarunner whose notable achievements include winning the Hardrock 100 (2016), Run Rabbit Run 100 (2013 & 2015), as well as finishing as the top American in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc (4th place, 2014).
He is also an accomplished adventurer who, among other things, has skied the entire Hardrock 100 course in winter and explored remote regions of Patagonia and New Zealand, all while filming his exploits and then creating engaging, authentic films though his company Schlarb-Wolf Productions. Perhaps most impressively, Jason is a veteran who served for 10 years as an officer in the United States Air Force, which included a five-month deployment to Iraq and his earning the rank of Major. He is also an Ultra X Pro Athlete.
In 2019, Jason took on the inaugual Ultra X Mexico, finishing second to local Tarahumara runner Miguel Lara. We chatted about his experience in the Copper Canyons in the interview below.
To find out more about Jason and ask him any questions that you may have, check out @jasonschlarb.
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