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Jared Fetterolf – Overcoming Body Shutdown at Mile 15 to Finish the Badwater 135

Jared Fatterolf of Texas recently completed his first Badwater 135 in a time of 39:39:27. Jared starting ultra running about five years ago and has since completed twenty 100 mile or greater races including Lean Horse, Arkansas Traveller, Cactus Rose, Rocky Raccoon, The Bear, Burning River, Ozark Trail, Cruel Jewel, Viaduct Trail 150M, and a number of others. And Jared is only 25 years old! jaredf_badwater14b Enjoy our chat about the moment that reintroduced himself running, reflections on his early ultras, and his 135 mile Badwater adventure with his brother and friends crewing.

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Chat Notes

  • The life moment that got Jared running again
  • Reflections on running his first 50 miler at the highly regarded Sunmart 50M (unfortunately no longer exists) and lessons learned
  • What Jared enjoys about ultra trail running
  • His training style
  • What inspired Jared to transition to a vegan lifestyle
  • Favorite Badwater resource
  • The Badwater 135 adventure
  • The magical item that stopped food and fluids form shooting out of both ends (welcome to ultra running folks)
  • Reflections from the super supportive race finish
  • Tips to manage high heat ultra running events like Badwater
  • His next 120 mile adventure coming up soon.

Books and Films Mentioned

Special thanks to Jared for sharing with us!

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Also be sure to check out the complete Badwater results summary for all six Texans that includes their own reflections from the journey.

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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.

One Response to “Jared Fetterolf – Overcoming Body Shutdown at Mile 15 to Finish the Badwater 135”

  1. on 08 Aug 2014 at 6:37 pm Charlie McRae

    Badass Jared!