After college, and a life spent on the baseball field, Jeffrey Stern searched for athletic endeavors that would challenge how hard he could push himself. Stern’s love of mountain biking motivated him to sign up for the grueling Leadville Trail 100 MTB. One of the most well-known mountain bike races on earth, this 100-mile out-and-back race takes place in the middle of the Colorado Rockies. Eventually, Stern fell hard for the sport of ultrarunning after completing the Headland
With Jonathan Levitt: Jeff Stern is a dog lover, runner, coach, human and athlete, and someone who just loves life in general. In this episode, we talked about: -his journey into trail and ultra running -his longest ever run -the Backbone Trail FKT -his first run -recalibrating/reevaluating in longer runs -gratitude -consistency -hope and excitement -writing at Ultra Running Magazine -and much more!
"Jeff Stern set the FKT on the Backbone Trail in November 2020 in Southern California. After most of his races were canceled for the year, he completed extensive research and proper scouting on the the trail in order to go for the FKT. In this episode, we talked about his background as an athlete, what it takes to prepare, and what he learned from his first FKT attempt. Jeff is an elite ultrarunner, columnist for UR, a coach and an all-around wonderful person. Read his latest