To Infinity and Beyond: My Interview with Ultramarathoner Bryon Powell

By Dr. Jim Afremow

Bryon Powell is an ultramarathoner, the author of “Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons” (Breakaway Books, 2011), and he publishes the outstanding trail and ultrarunning website Ultramarathoners compete in distances of 31 miles, 50 miles, 62 miles, or even 100 miles. I asked Bryon how he moves through the wall of pain and discomfort to achieve his goals that rest on the other side. You don’t have to be an ultramarathoner to benefit from his sage advice: Click here to read on


Yes, winning the gold medal was undoubtedly the biggest day of my career – mostly because I won the way I had prepared to run it. It was a totally satisfying experience.

~ Frank Shorter