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Jason Schlarb

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GRL 360 | Jason Schlarb - The journey back from ACL/meniscus surgery!

Ginger Runner LIVE

Jason Schlarb was dealt a difficult blow with the need for ACL/meniscus surgery 4 months ago. His patience and perseverance paid off as he was able to slowly & meticulously train his way back to running shape. As a results, he just won his first mountain race back in Telluride, CO! Let's find out all about his journey back! #GingerRunnerLive #JasonSchlarb #KneeSurgery


5 Jul 2021

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Jason Schlarb | High on Life

The Pyllars Podcast with Dylan Bowman

Jason Schalrb is an ultrarunner from Durango, CO. He's been a friend and fellow competitor for many years. Jason recently won the IMTUF 100 miler in Idaho, which initially motivated this discussion. While we do talk about that in some detail, the bulk of the conversation confronts the human side of the sport. Jason shares some recent struggles he's dealt with, how he processed them, and how the experience made him a better person. We also talk about aging as an athlete and how to stay at our best through that process.  Follow Jason on IG----------------------------------- instagram.com/dylanbo twitter.com/dylanbo facebook.com/dylanjbo

1hr 13mins

18 Sep 2020

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Ep. 20: Ultra runners Jason Schlarb and Meredith June Edwards

Living Sports

Ultra runners and ski mountaineering partners Jason Schlarb and Meredith June Edwards swing by after this year’s UTMB. They talk about their “Run Around the World” video project, competing in the biggest races around the world and why Durango is their perfect home base for mountain adventures. Music credit: “Breakdown” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

13 Sep 2019

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Anna Frost & Jason Schlarb - #40

Fastest Known Podcast

Very honest and insightful descriptions of what it takes to survive and thrive in the biggest events, from two of the best!"100 miles is really hard, it’s a long way - we’re not running for our lives; it’s something we choose to do. So what can we learn, how do we get through the dark places?""I hate it too - but it's a soul-searcher - but you need it in your life.""FKTs are more personal; they are more likely to be for the right reasons." "Sometimes you can lose sight of why you race, but when it's your own personal FKT, if you're not really passionate about it, you won't even make it to the start." This fun interview closes with advice on the coolest new places to go - China, Italy, Oman, South America, New Zealand."It's an opportunity to be really free."*Interview Recorded at Outdoor Retailer*


28 Jun 2019

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GRL #240 | Jason Schlarb & Meredith Edwards - Racing in Oman, China & more!

Ginger Runner LIVE

The always awesome, Jason Schlarb & Mere June, will be joining us on tonight's show to chat about their adventures all across the globe in 2018 and what's in store for 2019. This should be fun!

1hr 6mins

10 Dec 2018

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#28: Jason Schlarb -- Hardrock 100 - Mastering One of the Toughest Races in the World

Like a Bigfoot

There's so much I could write about as I attempt to describe Jason Schlarb in a few short paragraphs. He's a professional runner, Altra sponsored athlete, world traveler, family man, and an all around good dude. He's ran (and won) an insane amount of trail races all around the world, he's explored mountains, beaches, jungles, and deserts, and was the first American to finish UTMB in 2014 (the Super Bowl of Ultrarunning), amongst so much more! The dude is legitimately one of the best ultra runners on the planet!Best of all he's a Coloradoan who, like most people who live here, loves being outdoors and exploring the wilderness. Running, hiking, climbing, or skiing, he's a badass mountain athlete through and through.In this episode we nerded out about Colorado before discussing one of the state's craziest and most intense races- the Hardrock 100, a race Jason won in 2016 as he finished alongside ultra running superstar Kilian Jornet....you know...the dude who's trying to set the fastest known time up Everest.Hardrock is a special race through Jason's backyard in the San Juan mountains, the area widely known as the most scenic part of Colorado. It's a race designed by tough people FOR tough people and always breeds the quirkiest, most epic stories of grit, endurance, and badassery that comes with enduring one of the toughest 100 mile races in the world.I've been geeking out over Hardrock every since I first read about it in Born to Run, so I was stoked for the opportunity to chat with someone who not only ran it, but WON the whole freaking thing!Oh yeah....Jason was also part of a three man team who became the first to traverse the entire course in the WINTER, which you can see in the documentary posted below and also on our Facebook group.Hope you enjoy the episode half as much as I enjoyed recording it!! If you find some wisdom through the amazingness that is Jason Schlarb, help us out by sharing it with your buddies, checking out our other episodes, or subscribing to our show on iTunes.Thanks again to Jason! Good luck at Hardrock this summer! I'll be there cheering you on, in awe of all the crazy hardrockers!!

1hr 12mins

9 Mar 2017

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Jason Schlarb - Service, Adventure, and Ultra-Endurance

Mountain & Prairie with Ed Roberson

Jason Schlarb is a champion ultrarunner whose notable achievements include winning the Hardrock 100 (2016) and Run Rabbit Run 100 (2013 & 2015), as well as finishing as the top American in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (4th place, 2014). He is also an accomplished adventurer who, among other things, has skied the entire Hardrock 100 course in winter and explored remote regions of Patagonia and New Zealand, all while filming his exploits and then creating engaging, authentic films though his company Schlarb-Wolf Productions. Most impressively, Jason is a veteran who served for 10 years as an officer in the United States Air Force, which included a five-month deployment to Iraq and his earning the rank of Major. • A competitive soccer player for most of his youth, Jason made the switch to running relatively late in the game when he joined the cross country team as a high school senior. But his natural talent for endurance combined with a relentless competitive streak allowed him to walk on to a Division I cross country team, where he excelled throughout his college career. After years of focusing exclusively on road races ranging from 10Ks to marathons, he made the switch to trail running and has never looked back. Jason, his wife Maggie, and son Felix have shaped their lives around the pursuit of a purpose-driven, rewarding, and adventurous lifestyle, and they currently reside on the southern end of Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, just outside of Durango. • Jason is a fascinating guy with an infectiously positive attitude, which made for a fun and in-depth conversation. We cover a broad range of topics, including his athletic background, his journey to ultrarunning, and some of his adventures around the world. We discuss his time in the military and how those 10 years of service affect his outlook and approach to sports and life. We chat about his thoughts on competition, mental toughness, and the benefits of positive thinking. Whether you’re an athlete or not, there are huge amounts of wisdom to be gleaned from Jason’s experiences and perspective. • This was a fun conversation and I really appreciate Jason taking the time to chat. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! ••• http://mountainandprairie.com/jason-schlarb/ ••• TOPICS DISCUSSED: 2:48 - How Jason describes his work 4:05 - The Hardrock 100 6:30 - Hardrock 100 course and the San Juan Mountains 10:00 - Jason’s early life, growing up as an athlete 12:30 - Transition from soccer to running 13:45 - Balancing competition against others with competition against himself 15:24 - College running career 18:00 - Benefits of a tough college coach 18:35 - Transition from college to the US Air Force 20:00 - Motivations for joining the military 21:10 - Experiences in the military 21:50 - Deployment in Iraq 22:40 - Life post-military 23:30 - Transition to trail running 25:45 - Biggest surprise during Jason’s first ultra 27:00 - Military lessons applied to running 30:20 - Mental aspects of running 100 milers 34:35 - Jason’s transition to a positive, smiling mental approach 38:20 - Maggie Schlarb’s influence on Jason’s training 39:50 - Coaching a positive mindset 41:40 - The appeal of endurance sports 42:45 - Jason’s annual adventures and films—Skiing the Hardrock, New Zealand, etc. 48:45 - Thoughts on conservation 53:00 - Favorite books 55:00 - Favorite films 57:20 - "Fight Club" and thoughts on the origins of Jason’s lifestyle 1:01:20 - Most powerful outdoor experiences 1:05:30 - Jason’s request of the listeners 1:07:50 - Connect with Jason online

1hr 10mins

17 Nov 2016

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GINGER RUNNER LIVE #125 | Jason Schlarb, Andy Jones-Wilkins & The Hardrock 100!

Ginger Runner LIVE

Easily one of my favorite episodes of Ginger Runner Live yet. I am joined by one of the 2016 Hardrock champions, Jason Schlarb, as well as the always awesome, Andy Jones-Wilkins to chat about his recent experiences running the 2016 Hardrock 100! We'll chat about their runs, Kilian Jornet & Jason Schlarb's tie, and more! 

1hr 23mins

1 Aug 2016

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Episode 115 - Jason Schlarb, Speedgoat Karl, Elisabet Barnes

Talk Ultra

We have an interview with Hardrock 100 winner, Jason Schlarb. We also speak with Elisabet Barnes about her Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun and Big Red Run double. Speedboat Karl joins us and tells us all about his up and coming FKT on the 'AT!' We have the news from around the world and of course, ultra chat.

3hr 17mins

21 Jul 2016

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Jason Schlarb Skiing the Hardrock Interview


Jason Schlarb Skiing the Hardrock Interview Not content with just running the iconic Hardrock 100 this summer, Jason Schlarb and friends decided they’d like to ski the course in freezing temperatures and snow.  What resulted will be featured in an upcoming film called Skiing the Hardrock, but we got to hear it … The post Jason Schlarb Skiing the Hardrock Interview appeared first on Ultrarunnerpodcast.com.

1hr 14mins

23 Mar 2016