Born to Run.

Scott's Journey

Named one of the greatest runners of all time, Scott Jurek has become a living legend.  He has claimed victories in nearly all of ultrarunning’s elite trail and road events including the historic 153-mile Spartathlon, the Hardrock 100, the Badwater 135-Mile Ultramarathon, and—his signature race—the Western States 100-Mile Endurance Run, which he won a record seven straight times. Scott has also taken the running world by storm with his Appalachian Trail speed record, averaging nearly 50 miles a day over 46 days—and the United States all-surface record in the 24-Hour Run with 165.7 miles: 6.5 marathons in one day. 

Off the trail, Scott is a New York Times-bestselling author for his memoir, Eat & Run, has been prominently featured in countless publications, and is a star of the international bestseller, Born To Run

More than just a champion, Scott is a true student and ambassador of the sport, known to stay at finish lines cheering until the last runner crosses. When not racing, he donates his time to many non profit organizations and is an avid volunteer in the areas of environmental conservation, fitness and health.

A passionate advocate for vegetarianism, he follows a 100% plant-based diet, which he credits for his endurance, recovery and consistent twenty year racing career. He believes that everyone can run an ultra and everyone can access their body’s innate capacity to heal. Through writing, public speaking, and consulting, Scott takes joy in encouraging people of all fitness levels to take the next step toward vibrant health.

Scott currently resides in Boulder, CO with his wife, Jenny, and newborn daughter, Raven.



  • Appalachian Trail Speed Record: 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes: 2,189 miles - 2015
  • U.S. record for 24-hour road run: 165.7 miles - 2010
  • 7 x consecutive winner of the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run - 1999-2005
  • 2 x consecutive winner of the 135 mile Badwater Ultramarathon - 2005, 2006
  • 3 x consecutive winner Spartathlon 152 miles-Athens to Sparta, Greece - 2006-2008
  • Winner of the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run - 2007
  • National Geographic Adventurer of the Year
  • Runner’s World Top Ten Greatest Runners of All-Time
  • Men’s Health 100 Fittest Men of All Time
  • USA Today Athlete of the Week
  • 4 x UltraRunning Magazine’s Ultrarunner of the Year


  • 24-Hour: 165.7 Miles, IAAF World Championships - 2010
  • 100 Mile Trail: 15:36, Western States Endurance Run - 2004
  • 100K Road: 7:28, GNC 100K - 2001
  • 50 Mile Trail: 6:21, Ice Age 50 Mile - 1999
  • 50 Mile Road: 5:50, GNC - 2001
  • 50K Trail: 3:04, Bendistillery 50K - 1999
  • 26.2 Mile Road Marathon: 2:38, Austin Marathon - 2006