#102: Pete Kostelnick — Men’s Record Running Across U.S, Self-Supported Alaska to Florida

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This week we are chatting with the incredible Hoka One One athlete Pete Kostelnick.

In 2016 Pete ran from San Francisco to New York City in 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, shattering the previous record set in 1980. That’s an average of 72 miles each day!

He also holds the fastest time for Badwater 135 which is commonly known as one of the hardest endurance races in the world as it traverses Death Valley in July.

In this episode Pete talks a bit about those accomplishments but mostly we dig into his next challenge.

Starting in August, he will run self supported from the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska all the way to Key West, Florida, while pushing a stroller full of his supplies the entire 5,000 miles. What exactly is his strategy going into this thing? How does a supported 2,000 mile journey compare to a self supported 5,000 one ? What concerns does he have running through Alaska and Northern Canada?

This is the kind of adventure that is a must follow over the next few months! Watching Pete as he makes his way across the continent will act as daily inspiration to get out and achieve your goals.

Thanks so much for Pete for coming on the show! I wish you the best of luck on this AMAZING feat!


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Outside Magazine Article: https://www.outsideonline.com/2131106/pete-kostelnick-13000-calories-run-across-america

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