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Episode 12 – Anton Krupicka

Anton Krupicka came onto the ultra running scene when he took 1st place at the Leadville 100 Run in 2006. He was 22 years old. In 2007, he took 47 minutes off his time and won the heroic race, once again. That time still stands as the 3rd fastest on the course. Those highly celebrated wins helped Krupicka turn his passion of running in the natural world into a career. Currently, he is sponsored by La Sportiva, Buff, Petzl, Ultimate Direction, Zeal, and Stance.

Krupicka stopped by the basement in Denver, Colorado to talk about his upbringing in Nebreska, his back-to-back wins at the Leadville 100 Run, and how his pursuits in the outdoors have changed over the years. Enjoy!

Photo Credit: Matt Trappe (mensjournal.com)

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About Kevin Riley

Kevin Riley has been a rock climbing and general outdoor enthusiast since 1998, served as the associate publisher for Climbing and Urban Climber magazines, and co-founded the Denver-based non-profit, First Ascenders. He graduated from UMASS (Amherst).


  1. Thanks! Always interesting to hear from Anton Krupicka. Would love to know more about his thoughts towards minimalist running and all that, since he said something about not doing that anymore =)

    • Jonas. Thanks for the feedback. After listening to the interview I thought the same thing. If we interview Anton again I’ll be sure to ask him more about minimalist running.

  2. Great podcast Kevin ! Lots of interesting infos from Anton, love this guy. Cheers from Paris ^_^

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