Hi! I'm Ethan Veneklasen and I'm an ultramarathon runner.
If this sounds like the beginning of a 12-step program meeting, that's probably pretty appropriate.
I started running ultras in 2002, so I've been fortunate enough to witness the growth of interest in our sport and I am excited by the new talent that is coming to the trails. At the same time, I am committed to ensuring that the traditions and culture that define this crazy tribe of ours are passed on to the next generation of trail runners.
In addition to maintaining a busy training and race schedule, I am also honored to co-host UltraRunner Podcast with Eric Schranz. Eric and I learn something new from every one of our guests, from the fastest elite runner to the weekend warrior with a great story. This is what makes ultrarunning more than just sport; it's really a great community.
I am extremely grateful to be sponsored by outstanding brands like HOKA ONE ONE, Ultimate Direction, VFuel, Julbo and UVU Racing. Thank you for supporting our sport and believing in me!