There’s more to Rob than a Triple Crown, plant-based diet, and an iconic beard… like a history of competitive badminton and a newfound love of ski mountaineering. Backyard sports aside though, we can’t help but root for this ultrarunning legend with a penchant for late race moves and stints in the pain cave.
Describe yourself in three words:
Stubborn, persistent, shrewd
Who would play you in your biopic?
Wildest memory/moment from competing?
Alone on a snowy mountaintop in Norway was pretty surreal (photo below, credit to Alexi Berg)
Proudest non-sport accomplishment?
Navigating a beautiful and often confusing world with my soulmate
Best book you’ve read recently?
Winter's Tale by Mark Helprin
Photo cred: James Q Martin
I highly dislike birthdays
2x Western States 100-mile Champ (2014, 2015)
2x Leadville 100 Champ (2014, 2018)