#25 - Tom Evans – Elite Ultrarunner
Tom Evans is an elite British ultrarunner. Having only recently devoted himself to running full-time – leaving the military to focus on athletics – as we got started, Tom said, “I’m really excited to share some of my knowledge, some of my wisdom that I’ve built up over my very short running career so far.” Tom made an incredible debut on the Ultra Trail Running scene when he placed 3rd in the gruelling Marathon des Sables in 2017 – a 251km multi-stage self-supported race across the desert – which was initially a bet with his former military mates in a pub that he could improve upon their position at Marathon des Sables the previous year. Tom stunned the ultra world once again in 2018, when he won the 101km CCC race at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc. Tom went on to place 3rd at one of the most competitive Ultra Trail races in the world – the 100 mile Western States Endurance Run in 2019 and followed it up with a win at the Tarawera 102km in February 2020 against a competitive field in New Zealand. Throughout this conversation Tom shared captivating anecdotes of his journey into ultrarunning and a wealth of information on his training that has taken him to where he is now. Tait Hearps, writer at Sweat Elite conducted the interview with Tom and published this article post-recording: www.sweatelite.co/tom-evans-pushing-limits-in-the-world-of-ultrarunning/ Articles mentioned in the intro: The Perplexing Depth Of Talent In Japanese Running (Part 1): www.sweatelite.co/the-perplexing-depth-of-talent-in-japanese-running-part-1/ The Perplexing Depth Of Talent In Japanese Running (Part 2): www.sweatelite.co/the-perplexing-depth-of-talent-in-japanese-running-part-2/ Lactic Acid – Friend or Foe? www.sweatelite.co/lactic-acid-friend-or-foe/ SUBSCRIBE to Sweat Elite to learn much more about elite distance running: www.sweatelite.co/subscribe-now.