Maggie Guterl Took On the Best in the World and More Than Held Her Own


Maggie Guterl isn’t the type of person to blow her own horn and brag about her accomplishments, but she is a machine when it comes to ultra distance running.

Maggie Guterl

Maggie Guterl

When I asked Maggie about being a guest on the show, she said she’d do it but didn’t think she was necessarily worthy but that couldn’t be any further from the truth!

To be blunt, Maggie is an absolute beast!

While running for Team USA, she finished 4th at the World Championships and played a huge part in securing a team gold in the women’s 24 hour event. That right there is impressive enough on it’s own, never mind all of the other top finishes in ultra events over the past few years.

We talked about running at the World Championships, the Oil Creek 100, the Barkley Fall classic, and more during our chat today. Here are some of the highlights of today’s conversation.

  • Favorite distance to race is 100 miles because “It’s short enough to be over in a day, if you’re lucky!”
  • Once she got into running ultras, it snowballed and she kept running more and more of them
  • The value of working with a coach
  • Dealing with fatigue during a long race, both mental and physical
  • Running for Team USA at the world championships
  • The Barkley Fall classic–not for the faint of heart!
  • Learning lessons from tough races
  • Plans for the next year or so, and some bucket list type of races for the future

If you’d like to connect more with Maggie, check out her website (and read her race reports, they are really good!). You can also connect with her on the Twitter and Instagram.

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