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. […]

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

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 […]

July 28th, Windham, NY.  224 runners at the start. 18.6 miles http://escarpmenttrail.com/ Photos and video – by Mountain Peak Fitness. Thank you! Here is a great video from the race:    Had a fantastic day on one of my favorite trails in Catskills mountains. This is one of the toughest running courses in US. This […]

12 hours-long racing drama on the most rugged mountain trails that I’ve ever seen. Catskills Mountains, New York. June 22nd, 2013.     http://www.manitousrevengeultra.com/ Photos by ManitousRevengeUltra, Katherine Varn Hawkins, and Kristina Marie Folcik. Let me start by saying that 50mi is not my favorite distance. I lost my last two 50-milers (in 2012) with pretty solid […]