Starting of an Ultra Running Career

I started running consistently back in 2018. I completed a few marathons and half marathons but wanted a bigger challenge, so I set my sights on Ultras, specifically the Leadville 100 Trail Race Across The Sky.

Why Leadville?

Im not sure I can give a clear reason other than it's calling my name. It's turned into something I MUST do.

I must complete this race.

I finished the Leadville Heavy Half this past Saturday and completed it in 4 hours and 7 minutes. This was my first taste of running at elevation, and I did pretty damn well, being my first time running that distance in the mountains. This race solidified my dream of completing the Leadville 100 and gave me the extra boost and confidence moving forward as I train for next year's race across the sky.

My experience thus far training for this race with Boundless Endurance has been fantastic. My coach Zack Russell has been very supportive and knowledgeable given my young ultra-running career. The training is challenging, and I can clearly tell that it is working as I am progressing steadily.

I look forward to my next big race, the Hennepin 50 miler, in October!

-Dylan Poley

Find Dylan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/run_daddi/

& on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@dylanpoley


Thank you for sharing your story, Dylan! We look forward to following your ultrarunning adventure!