I was waiting for the official confirmation before announcing it, but YES, I’ll be racing Hardrock 100 miler next summer (that’s the one with 68,000 feet of elevation change). 1,367 pre-qualified athletes were competing for 152 spots, and only with one ticket in the hat somehow I got in. I’ll join Kilian, Anton, Iker, Karl, […]


With NYC Marathon in my legs, just 6 days later I was toeing the line at the “One Day” race by NJ Trail series. I knew that this was going to be a wild experiment – my first ever 24-hour race, and my first run on the pavement that exceeds 35 miles. I guess it […]


Already fourth year in a row I am participating in the NYC Marathon as a running guide to the athletes with disabilities (made possible by Achilles International). This race has truly unique atmosphere with over 50,000 runners and huge crowds of cheering spectators along the course. As you know, it is not very easy to […]


Happy to finish the race under 20 hours for my second win at Virgil Crest 100 on September 20th 2014. Earlier this year I have traded a well-paying career  in corporate finance for being a full-time athlete and health coach.  As a result, I was able to give my training more attention in the past months. […]

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My friend Andy Weinberg (legendary endurance athlete and race director) is happy to present his latest project: The Endurance Society.org Be sure to sign up and check out some of the toughest events that endurance athletics world can offer. 2015 registration is here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-endurance-society-2015-official-membership-registration-12902225905


In the coming season I decided to try a bit different kind of race: http://spartanracemedia.com/ I raced some very gnarly trails all over the US, but this is a whole new level of “technical”. Check out these crazy obstacle races:   I’m definitely giving it a try. Fine folks at the Spartan Race shared with […]


High hopes for my performance at this year’s Virgil Crest 100 unfortunately didn’t materialize. I was going strong, but after getting severe hypothermia I had to pull out of the race at mile 86, being at the time in 3rd place overall. 70% DNF rate this year. Huge congrats to Jim Blandford with winning in […]


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