Elite Inside #2 feat. Dylan Bowman

The Ultra-Trail® World Tour offers support (travel, accommodation & race entries) to elite runners in collaboration with participating events.


All of the selected runners have proven to be top-notch athletes.

  • They have shown extreme endurance, both physically and mentally
  • They have respected the values of trail-running
  • They have contributed to develop the global ultra-trail community


More information about the UTWT Elite Athlete Support Program can be found HERE!

In the 2015 series of interviews, the Ultra-Trail® World Tour will give a little inside about some of the runners who received support.


This week: Dylan Bowman who will compete at the Tarawera Ultramarathon next weekend.




Full Name:

Dylan Bowman






Website, Blog:







The North Face, Hypoxico Altitude Training, Julbo, Barleans


3 Best Results:

  • 1st 2014 Sean O’Brien 50
  • 1st 2014 TNF Bear Mountain 50
  • 3rd 2014 Western States 100

2014 UTWT Ranking: 

First UTWT season in 2015

Goals for 2015/2016:

Continue to experience new races and improve as an athlete.


Best memory from trail-running:

Finishing my first 100 mile race at Leadville 2010.

Why have you chosen this sport?

I love mountains and the international trail running community. I love making new friends everywhere I go and living a healthy lifestyle.

How long have you been running (ultra-) trail races?

Since 2009.

Which is your favourite race of the UTWT? And why?

The Western States 100 because of the tradition and prestige of the event. It’s a fair course and close to my home in Northern California. It’s a very special race.

Do you have any recommendations for preparing/running an ultra-trail?

Resolve to finish under any circumstances well before you get to the start line.

What is your favourite proverb?

«To launch big ships, you have to go where the water is deep.» – Unknown

Do you have a habit you always follow before a race?

I have coffee and toast about 90 minutes before the start.

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