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Published Authors


Michael  Wentz

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Michael (born 1980) is an ultrmarathon enthusiast and finance professional currently residing in Los Angeles, California. He holds an MBA in finance from the Thunderbird School of Global Management and A Marketing degree from Texas State University.


Scott Kain

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Scott (born 1979) currently resides in Miami Florida and works full time in insurance sales.  His interests in ultra's started after reading Dean Karnazes book 5 years ago and now he spends a large amount of his free time training and writing about his experiences.  He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 


Mary Flint

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Mary (born 1974) currently resides in Houston, Texas where she has been living for the past 7 years.  She works part time for a non-profit organization and spends her remaining hours training for her next ultramarathon.  She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a degree in Physiology. 


Mike Lipinski

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Mike (born 1977) currently resides in Chicago, Illinois where he currently runs and operates his own business.  After graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in Sociology, he started running 1/2 marathons and marathons.  Subsequently, his new passion is running ultra's. 


Laura Stills

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Laura (born 1982) currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and works in finance as a stockbroker.  Although, she loves working in the stock market, her real passion is running ultramarathons.  She graduated with honors from Florida University with a degree in Finance. 


Leo Choi

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Leo (born 1981) works as a freelance photographer and trains for ultra's in his spare time. He currently lives just outside of San Francisco and now writes part time writer as a way of supplementing his photography career.  He graduated from Houston Community College with an Associate’s Degree.


Paul Sikes

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Paul (born 1977) has been running ultramarathons for almost 7 years now.  He currently lives and works in Washington, D.C as a political consultant. He holds a Political Science degree from Ithaca University. 


Greg Gains

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Greg (born 1975) played competitively in soccer and football growing up.  He now spends most of his time training and works part time as a chiropractor.  Greg currently resides in Portland, Oregon.  He graduated with honors from Portland State University with a degree in Finance.


Steven Walen

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Steve (born 1974) has run 7 ultramarathons and has only been running ultras for 3 years now.  He jumped on the bag wagon after reading “The Ultra Marathon Man” by Dean Karnzes.  Steve currently owns and operates his own car dealership. ody> html> e.


Ted Kowalski

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Ed (born 1976) lives in St. Louis, Missouri where he is currently working as a software engineer.  He graduated with a degree from The University of Missouri with a degree in Computer Science. His passions include technology, food, travel, and running


Nate Polly

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Nate (born 1975) lives in Calgary, Canada and works as a geologist.  He is constantly traveling back and forth between the oil sands.  He graduated with honors from the University of Calgary and spends many of his weekends skiing in hiking in The Canadian Rockies. e.


Kyle Crain

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Kyle (born 1988) is one of our youngest publishing authors. He currently resides in Boulder Colorado where he is working part time at a local ski store while he is working towards his Master's in Teaching at The Unviversity of Colorado Boulder. s. 


Tom Lattle

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Tom (born 1972) is an ultramarathon runner and works as a full time Psychologist in San Diego, CA.  He is a trail runner at heart and has been running ultras for half a dozen years now.  He graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Psychology. html> e.


Kurt Spooner

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Kurt (born 1978) currently resides in Seattle, Washington and works as an Actuary.  He graduated with a degree in Mathematics.  He spends most of his time training on the hills just over the Golden gate bridge.  



Jon Ying

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Jon (born 1983) currently lives in Madison, Wisconsin where he works is an IT project manager.  He has been running ultras for just a few years now but his experience stems from running cross-country in high school and college for the University of Wisconsin Madison where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. 


Jim Getty

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Jim (born 1980) is not new to the running scene, as he has run 18 races in total. He has run 8 marathons and 4 ultramarathons.  He currently lives in Atlanta Georgia where he works in construction sales.  He also graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. 


Kim Lee Choon

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Kim (born 1979) started writing for Wentz Publishing and Co., and has been one of our biggest proponents this far.  Her passions include working as a hairstylist and running.  She has run seven ultras to date and has published three books.  She currently resides in Seattle, Washington.


Katy Ruddle

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Laura (born 1980) grew up in Waco, Texas and now resides in Phoenix, Arizona.  She has been an ultramarathon runner for over 5 years now and declares ultrarunning as her life passion.  She is currently employed as a Pharmacy Technician.


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