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Drew Meyer – 2010 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Finisher – Interview and More

“Kids, don’t try this at home.” – Drew Meyer after completing the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning.

Fellow TALON and flatlander, Drew Meyer, completed the epically challenging Grand Slam of Ultrarunning about 1.5 weeks ago at the Wasatch 100. Holy huge!

Drew Meyer holding his weighty Grand Slam award.

Drew was extremely kind and granted me an opportunity to ask a few questions about his journey – audio style. It was a true pleasure.

My interview/audio attempt is definitely a growth opportunity for me. It is plenty rough around the edges. On the other hand, Drew was calm, cool, and collected, similar to every encounter I have had with him.

I hope you enjoy it.

Audio Interview

Simply select the Play button.

Memories Along the Journey

Drew also provided a collection of pics and a short video clip from his grand slam adventure. Notice the amazing support. Totally cool!

The support team!

The North Texas Trail Runners at Western States 100

Race #1 Done! Western States finish.

The Western States buckle

Registration at Vermont 100

Leadville 100 finish!

Wasatch 100 – Early in the final 100.

Here is a video highlighting the spectacular views and Drew’s even more inspiring finish.

(If you can’t see the video, click here.)

Wasatch – The finishing chute.

Drew, you are a Grand Slammer!

The complete group of Grand Slammers for 2010


There are many take-aways from Drew’s accomplishment but the biggest for me is not that he completed the Grand Slam but that he was willing to try, take a chance, and begin what would seem a nearly impossible journey.

That is hugely inspiring to me and I hope it is for you as well because it is applicable to our entire life, not simply running adventures. Once again, sport and life are one.

Life is play. Play is life.

Be active – Feel the buzz!

David –

About the author

David Hanenburg David Hanenburg is the passionate dirt-lovin' creator of Endurance Buzz and has been playing in the endurance sports world since 2000 after knockin' the dust off of his Trek 950 hardtail thanks to a friend asking to go ride some local dirt. In 2007 he ran his first ultra on the trails and fell in love with the sport and its people. For more information on David's endurance sports journey, check out the About page.

4 Responses to “Drew Meyer – 2010 Grand Slam of Ultrarunning Finisher – Interview and More”

  1. on 22 Sep 2010 at 12:24 pm Sherri Hodgson

    Loved the interview! Drew Meyer is a true inspiration.

    — Sherri Hodgson (proud niece)

  2. on 22 Sep 2010 at 1:42 pm Donna Barber

    I could not be more proud of my Uncle Drew! He is my hero!

  3. on 22 Sep 2010 at 2:42 pm Paul Mastin

    Thanks for the interview and video. Truly inspiring! Drew is awesome!!

  4. on 22 Sep 2010 at 5:45 pm David Hanenburg

    Sherri and Donna – Thanks so much for sharing with us! Too cool to see the family sharing thoughts. 🙂

    Paul – Your welcome dude! Inspiring – yes! 🙂