Brian Burk is our newest Ultra-Distance Runner Ambassador.
When Brian was completing a remote one-year tour with the US Air Force he developed his passion for the sport.
While stationed at the Thule Air Base in Greenland, otherwise known as the top-of-the-world, Brian ran to get back into shape. He started with a modest 2 mile run and by the end of that year Brian completed a long run of 21 miles and had his sights on a completing his first marathon. Brian ran 1,200 miles that year and has not looked back or stopped running since.
Stateside and with a few more marathons under his belt, Brian ran his first ultra-marathon, the Virginia 24-Hour Ultra Run against Cancer. During that race he fell in love with long distance endurance events. Without a plan he ran 52.5 miles without truly knowing what he was doing. Since that time and with a lot of help and inspiration from the running community, Brian ran races from 5k’s through the 100-mile benchmark. To-date Brian has accumulated two 100 mile races, sixteen marathons, forty ultras including seven 24 hour events.
Some of Brian’s achievements and personal bests are:
- Half Marathon: 1:40:25
- Marathon 3:56:57
- Umstead 100 miler, 22:51:05
- Graveyard 100 solo in 23:05:20
- Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim 19:30:00
We are please that Brian will expand his community to encompass ours. We proudly welcome Brian Burk to our elite team of ambassadors.