Athletes interviews

Not only for the spectators, but also for other athletes, ultramarathon runners are an inspiration and a role model. What motivates them, what have they experienced during their runs? This is what we try to find out in our interviews.

Sumie Inagaki Japan

April 30th 2024.
Sumie Inagaki is a runner representing Japan. Let's take a look at her amazing achievements.

Ala Baydoun Jordan

Ala Baydoun. I'm 38 years old. I work for the World Health Organization. I'm so passionate about running, health and nature.

Therese Falk Norway

IAU Athlete Interviews & News -Therese Falk (NOR) Therese did her first Ultra marathon back in 2013 which was the Stockholm 50K and since then she has competed at a variety of distances including time based races. Therese took part in the Bislett 24 hour race and she covered a distance of 261.170Km

Kathia Rached Lebanon

Kathia Rached is a Physical Education Teacher by day, a runner at all times and a personal trainer in between. She is a member of the Lebanese Athletic Federation and she become the first Lebanese and Arab to join the 4 Deserts Club. Her passion is running ...

Peter van Wijngaarden (NED)

Peter van Wijngaarden is an ophthalmologist and medical scientist based in Melbourne Australia. In this podcast he talks about his introduction to the sport of ultra running

Fiona Hayvice (NZL)

Wayne Botha, member of the IAU Communications Committee spoke with the remarkable New Zealand (NZL) 24hr representative Fiona Hayvice

Marina Bychkova (RUS)

Marina Bychkova (RUS) finished 1st at 100km World Championships (Winschoten) in 7:27:19

Nele Alder-Baerens

Jacek Bedkowski had the chance to interview this remarkable German athlete.

Ellie Greenwood (GBR)

Ellie Greenwood (GBR) finished 1st in the 24th IAU 100km World and European Championships in Gibraltar completing the race in 7:29:05

Susan Harrison (GBR)

Susan Harrison finished first at the 2nd IAU 50km World Trophy Final with a time of 3:15:42.

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