Featured Runner “Jeremy Harrison” June 2019

Jeremy Harrison (in his own words): I have always been driven and I like to win. I spent too many years chasing what I thought was the “American Dream.” I got it and it didn’t make me happy (in fact, it made me miserable). It’s not fun to look in the mirror and not recognize the person there. Running and working out became therapy allowing me to find and feel good about myself. I actually find the painful aspects of ultra-running very satisfying. Once I discovered trails I was hooked. Then I became a part of this crazy community and it snowballed. I no longer feel I have to win everything which is a good thing since I am not that fast. I have gotten better about living in the moment and just enjoying experiences. I still have an obsessive personality but it is channeled more toward this crazy ultra-running sport and being outdoors hiking which is healthier, I think.


Date of Birth: 12/22/77

Place of Birth: Shawnee, Oklahoma

Height: 6’1

Weight: 180 (race weight low 170s)

Shoe Size: 11

Best Physical Feature: Calves

Worst Physical Feature: Nose

Religion: Raised Baptist

Educational Background: BS in Math, Chemistry and Biology at East Central University. MD from Emory University School of Medicine. MPH from Rollins School of Public Health. Residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Duke. Spent 1.5 years as an Oncology Fellow at University of North Carolina.

Personal Strength(s): Humility and a sense of humor.

Personal Weakness(es): Intolerance of stupidity.

Make Of Car You Drive: Ford F-150

Make Of Car You Would Like To Drive: Mercedes Sprinter Van

Pets: Australian Shepherd “Floyd”


Favorite Authors: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Amor Towles, Larry McMurtry.

Favorite Books: Anna Karenina, Rules of Civility.

Favorite Non-running Magazine: GQ

Favorite Movie: Citizen Kane, Inception.

Favorite TV Shows: Modern Family, Big Bang Theory.

Favorite Actor/Actress: Cillian Murphy/Emma Stone.

Favorite Music: Old Country

Favorite Musical Performer: Jason Isbell

Favorite Artist: Rembrandt

Favorite Spectator Sport: Duke Basketball

Favorite Subject in School: Math

Favorite Games: Moon (dominoes), Risk, Red Dead Redemption.

Favorite Vacation Destination: Colorado Mountains, North Topsail Beach.

Favorite Time Of Day: Morning

Favorite Item Of Clothing: Worn out ball cap.

Favorite Non-Running Leisure Activity: Reading

Favorite Running Shoe: Salomon

Favorite Food/Drink Before An Ultra: Bacon/coffee.

Favorite Food/Drink During An Ultra: Bacon/water.

Favorite Food/Drink After An Ultra: Bacon/Monster.

Favorite Crew/Pacer Person(s): Lance West

Favorite Race: Aside from Outlaw, Snake Run in Tulsa for the community.

Favorite Type Of Running Surface: Single track trail.

Favorite Famous Quote: “To pardon it, one must go through what I have gone through, and may God spare her that.” – Tolstoy

Lone Star 100


Number of Years Running Ultras: 4

Number of Ultras Finished:  15 100s and counting.

Best Ultra Performance(s): Heartland 100 / 21:53

Most Memorable Ultra: Lonestar 100

Typical Training Week(s) Before A Major Race: I aim for 70 miles a week. I don’t taper much. I try to cross train by cycling, rowing, and lifting.

Injuries: Typical stuff, wouldn’t tell you about them if I had them.

Ultrarunning Idol: William Sprouse

Why Do You Run Ultras:  To see if I can…to say I did. The training is healthy mentally and physically. I love the running community.

Advice For Other Ultrarunners: Set your own goals, make it happen, enjoy it!


Personal Hero: J. William Eley MD, MPH

Personal Philosophy:  Still figuring it out.

Short-Term Goal: High Lonesome 100

Long-Term Goal: Triple Crown of 200s, climb 58 14ers.

Most Prized Possession: None

Most Proud Achievement: Graduating med school, creating the Outlaw 100.

Secret Ambition/Fantasy: Run one hundred different 100’s.

Greatest Adventure:  Hiking 14ers.


Least Liked Subject: OB/Gyn

Pet Peeve(s): Intolerance, stupidity, hearing about injuries.

Greatest Fear: Heights, electricity, and snakes.


Book Currently Reading: Bobby Kennedy, by Chris Matthews.

Hobbies: Hiking 14ers, Gravel Biking.

Collections: Buckles

2018 Kansas Super Slam “First Place” Finisher!

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