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.
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?
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.