Motivational Speaker Scott Jurek is an ultramarathoner, New York Times bestselling author and flat out beast. Scott is well-known in the health & fitness community for his participation in the world’s most grueling ultramarathons and has won almost every ultramarathon event in existence. His most recent feat involved conquering the Appalachian Trail. Motivational Speaker Scott Jurek hiked the Appalachian trail – from Georgia to Maine – in 46 days, 8 hours, and 7 minutes to set a new world record, hiking through 14 states along his journey. In recent years, he has become a popular Motivational Speaker for health & wellness events.
Since 1999, Scott has been a vegan and practices a plant-based only diet. He claims this diet as a vital contributing factor towards his success. Motivational Speaker Scott Jurek published his memoir book Eat & Run in 2012; it instantly became a New York Times bestseller. Scott’s current brand partners include Brooks Running, Clif Bar, Flora Health, Ultimate Direction, and Pro-Tec Athletics.
Motivational Speaker Scott Jurek attended the College of St. Scholastica in Minnesota where he would eventually obtain his Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy in 1998. As an undergraduate, Scott began his foray into long-distance running. He ran in the 1994 Minnesota Voyageur, his first 50-miler, and finished in second place. He would finish as the runner-up once again in 1995, and the following year Scott got his first taste of victory in the 1996 Minnesota Voyageur. Scott ruled the event for the next two years while also setting the course record in 1998.
He has won many prestigious ultramarathons including the Hardrock Hundred Mile Endurance Run in 2007, the Badwater Ultramarathon in 2005 and 2006, the Spartathlon three consecutive times from 2006-2008, and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance run an incredible seven consecutive times from 1999-2005. Scott also holds the United States record for 24-hour distance, running an absurd 165.7 miles in 24 hours.