Arlen Glick never planned to have an ultrarunning career. Raised as a devout fifth-generation Mennonite, he avoids the trappings of self-promotion and instead offers musical prison ministry with his family — quietly running under the radar since his first win at 21.
Now, at 29 he’s become impossible to ignore, racking up a string of 100-mile wins and a USATF 100 Mile Road Race Championship, not to mention a third place at his first-ever Western States. It took some detective work, but writer Heather Balogh Rochfort tracked down the limelight adverse runner to get the story.
John Kelly’s comeback performance at the 2022 Hardrock 100. With one of the most anticipated starts in the ultra-running season, John Kelly of “Barkley Finisher” fame, toes the line in the beautiful San Juan mountains.
Ultimate Direction was given un-filtered access before the race and follows along with his incredible journey at one of the ‘toughest” races in ultra-running.