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My First Ultra is a regular series with everyday runners sharing their account of their very first attempt at an Ultra, whether successful or not.  As inspiring

as the elites are, the everyday runners really get us inspired here at Becoming Ultra!

Name: Jesse Scott

Occupation: Nursing student/sales rep

First Ultra: Run Woodstock 50k

Our guest ran his first ultra in his hometown in Michigan back in 2009, a 50k.  His laid back take on nutrition and multiple references to what a “new normal” feels like during a long race were unique and refreshing.  He is a nursing student and sales rep and now runs the trails of Flagstaff, AZ.  He shares two trails in AZ everyone should try if they go there.  Enjoy his account of his first ultra among other things.


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Scott is the founder of Becoming Ultra and spends most of his time with his family and ideas to get people moving!