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100 Miles Philosophy

With more 100-mile race wins than anyone in history, Karl Meltzer's earned his place as an icon of the sport. But what sets Karl apart isn't just his incredible achievements; it's his philosophy that "100 miles is not that far."

Now, before you raise an eyebrow, let's clarify—Karl's motto isn't about diminishing the monumental task of running 100 miles; quite the opposite. It's a call to action, an invitation to embrace the challenge, and a belief that, with the right training and motivation, anyone who is able-bodied can conquer this seemingly insurmountable distance -- we believe that the "hundred miler" is and always will be the gold standard in ultra running.


You see, Karl understands better than anyone that 100-mile runs are far from easy. They are a test of physical and mental fortitude, pushing the boundaries of what the human body can endure. But therein lies the beauty of it. Karl's philosophy doesn't belittle the difficulty. Instead, it elevates the idea that within every one of us lies the potential to achieve greatness.

At Speedgoat Trail Running Company, we've taken this philosophy to heart. We believe in the power of the human spirit and the capacity for individuals to overcome extraordinary challenges. Karl's "100 miles is not that far" mantra inspires us to develop products, merchandise and services that support runners on their journeys, whether they're tackling their first 100-miler or just stepping into the trail running world.

Our commitment to this philosophy goes beyond mere words. It's ingrained in everything we do. From working with Hoka to craft high-quality trail running shoes that provide the comfort and durability needed for those long, demanding races to offering personalized training services that empower runners to reach their full potential, Speedgoat is here to support your journey. 

So, the next time you're faced with a seemingly insurmountable challenge, remember Karl's words: "100 miles is not that far." It's a reminder that greatness lies within you, waiting to be unleashed. Embrace the challenge, push your limits, and let Speedgoat be your partner on the trail to success.

Join us in celebrating the philosophy that defines not only Karl Meltzer but all those who dare to dream big and run far. 

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