Ultra Stories is brought to you by The Human Potential Running Series, Colorado’s largest series of ultra marathons. Ultra Stories strives to tell the stories that we get to share on the trails while running together, but don’t get to hear in our everyday lives. These are the stories that magazines, or online running media channels, never tell. We find every runner’s story fascinating; regardless of where you finish the race; we want to hear the stories that dare you to dream it, move you to do it, and will you to experience it. The Ultra Stories Podcast focuses on telling the unique stories of those individuals who face and overcome adversity through the sport of ultra. It is a celebration of the sport by telling the personal stories of those who participate, and dare to discover their own Human Potential.


Running Shoe Malpractice

By “Sherpa” John Lacroix For years now, while in local running stores, I’ve watched as store associates have placed runners onto one of their treadmills. From here I watched as the store associates instruct
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Mastering All Things

By HPRS Director of Human Experience Hollis Lyman How do you become the master of the Universe? I have no idea…But I can tell you about the path to mastery, and when you become
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The Start

By Staff Columnist Christopher Mellott “Chris! I was meaning to call you, because you would totally understand my situation.” The following words my friend confided in me revealed that he had abruptly ended a
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The Growth of Ultra Has Flattened Out

(Editors Note: This article was originally posted on January 27, 2018. Since then, Gary Wang at along with Cory Smith at Ultrarunning magazine, worked together to collect and analyze similar data. Please see
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Imposter Syndrome

By Staff Columnist Christopher Mellott I am an ultra-runner, I am, I promise, I have the medals and receipts to prove it. I don’t always believe that I belong in the fellowship of
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