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EB66: Running 587.5 Miles Across Texas – Our Chat with Eddie Yanick


How about running 22 back-to-back marathons (plus a bit more) across 24 days?

That is what 23 year old Eddie Yanick of Texas did during his 587.5 mile adventure at the Race Across Texas earlier this year that included hail and snow, body breakdown and adaptation, speaking to children in schools along the way, support from a legend in the sport, and so much more.

The active life has circulated through Eddie’s blood and mind since early youth while running miles with his grandpa. “Live to train-Train to live” has become a theme where ultrarunning is a place of freedom and a fun way to explore the nooks and crannies of our world.

With inspiration that included Forrest Gump, the Race Across Texas became a required experience.

“I have to do this.”



Enjoy our chat that includes the following musings and other useful goodies for you:

  • early days of running as a child with his grandpa including his scary first 5k
  • training including kettlebells and body weight exercises
  • the story of one of Eddie’s bigger learning opportunities when he first started playing in the ultra world
  • one of the best pieces of advice received in ultrarunning
  • the 24 day adventure running across the state of Texas

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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.

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