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Ian Sharman

Ian Sharman

Bend, Oregon
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I'm an online ultrarunning coach (NASM and USATF certified), journalist (irunfar, Ultrarunning Magazine and others), Director of the US Skyrunner Series and runner for Altra Running who has represented England. I've been ultra running since 2005 and have run over 200 ultras and marathons in 30 countries globally in every type of weather and on all terrains. I love multi-day races, road marathons, trail ultras and have been lucky enough to run in several mountain ranges, including the Himalayas, Andes, Rockies and European Alps. I've also finished in the top 10 at Western States 100 for the past five consecutive years and have the fastest time for a trail 100-miler in North America - 12h44m at Rocky Raccoon.

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Monthly Activity Distance

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Sep 2014
Jan 2015

Current Month

  • 6.3mi
  • 2h 10m
  • 4,030ft


All-Time PRs

  • 1:15:19
  • 2:32:40
  • 3:10:54
  • 5:25:00
    50 MILES
  • 12:44:33
    100 MILES


Distance 2,322.8mi
Time 398h 36m
Elevation Gain 375,043ft
Runs 297


Total Distance 10,358.7mi
Total Time 1759h 45m
Total Elev Gain 1,495,013ft
Total Runs 1193

Recent Photos

  • Real mining stuff around #Leadville. Nice backdrop for a taper jog. #LT100
  • Hiking up Mt Elbert slowly with @lizahoward1 for altitude training. Just breathing the air at 14,433ft. #LT100 @LTRaceSeries
  • Hello again, Colorado. Good to be back and ready to race. #LT100 @LTraceseries @altrarunning
  • Hazy morning out in the Cascade Mts. @altrarunning #zerolimits
  • Early morning summit of Bachelor. Very peaceful. @lifebeam_tech
  • Ryan Bak flying at sunset in #CLR2015. Awesome video. #SoleBrothers
  • Jason Adams finishing leg 12 of #CLR2015 at sunset on CR pace. #SoleBrothers
  • Thomas Morgan zooming in leg 5 just under course record pace. #SoleBrothers #CLR2015
  • Am checking out most of tomorrow's #CascadeLakesRelay 216 mile course, all in one view. 3 legs on the #SoleBrothers team should make for a good day (and night). @altrarunning #zerolimits
  • Bumped into @sfprunning on today's hike up South Sister. Beautiful day - 98F downtown in Bend and warm in the summit too.
  • Broken Top always looks so dramatic. Definitely on my post-Leadville 'to do' list.
  • One last view of Silverton from #KendallMt. @altrarunning @teamclifbar
  • Stormy weather up above Silverton, CO. Last run in this State til I'm back for Leadville. @altrarunning @julbo_usa @teamclifbar
  • View from Mt Massive at 14.4k ft. I'm the only one within miles. Very relaxing. But I felt the altitude today! #meetthemoment #zerolimits @altrarunning @teamclifbar
  • That's what I call a trail and a view! #MtMassive #zerolimits #meetthemoment @altrarunning
  • View of Mt Massive from about 2.5 miles into the #LT100 course. #Leadville
  • Mt Massive from Mt Elbert. Second highest peak in Colorado from the highest.
  • This is the best way to psych myself up for  #LT100 @LTRaceSeries - seeing Leadville and Twin Lakes from one viewpoint. @altrarunning
  • Mt Elbert for my first 14er of the year. The lingering snow makes it look much more epic. #meetthemoment #zerolimits @teamclifbar @altrarunning
  • San Juans, anyone? Just hiked the #KendallMt2015 course and this is the summit view of Silverton. @aravaiparunning
  • #hr100 finish line is inspiring. Nick Coury skips in for a 30hr finish. @aravaiparunning
  • View above Silverton on the #KendallMt2015 course. @usskyrunning #USSkyrunnerSeries
  • This is who I get to pace later at #hr100 #Hardrock100 - Brendan Trimboli. He was having a lot of fun at the first aid station. @altrarunning @julbo_usa
  • #WesternStatesTrail 3 miles before the start of the race. #bonustrail #zerolimits @altrarunning
  • En route to #WS100, I'm heading up beautiful Mt Shasta today. Should be amazing. #zero limits
  • Jogging on the Deschutes River Trail then taking a dip. #noheattrainingtoday #bighair #Zerolimits @altrarunning
  • Sunset weight vest hike about 1/4 mile above my house. #inBend
  • Hard work all week then relaxing up at Sparks Lake as a reward. #worthit
  • Heat training on hills on 90F day. 90 mins, not many miles. #seeyouinLakeTahoe
  • Heat training #inBend. 80F with a wooly hat.
  • Time for some #WS100 heat training. #seeyouinsquaw
  • Day 2 of #WS100 @wser100 group running with @runboulet @stefanamarie @mjlaye and hundreds more.
  • Will this be the same as @wser100 #ws100 race day? @runboulet and @stefanamarie stride for stride down Cal St.
  • Bonus hike over the last miles of #ws100. #cantgetenough #97milestosquaw
  • Epic little adventure with snow-shoes up Tumalo Mt and Bachelor. This opens up the mountains pre-snow melt :)
  • Snow-shoeing on Tumalo Mt and Mt Bachelor. Way more fun than expected but seriously tough!
  • Hiked up Hoodoo ski area on drive back from Eugene. Views of most of the Oregon Cascades. Nobody else up here :)
  • Looping the Deschutes River Trail today for a relaxing recovery run. #inBend
  • Sunset hike views - North Sister, OR.
  • First race in a while in freezing temps. Bring on the inaugural half @bend_marathon #Zerolimits @altrarunning
  • Beautiful frosty morning and very lucky to kick off living in Oregon with a win at the inaugural Half @bend_marathon #goodtobeback
  • #winteriscoming
  • Always feels good to be back home #inBend, Oregon. I missed the views of the Cascades.