Rob Krar

Mike Foote

Ultra Runner

Mike Foote is the fastest yurt-dwelling ultrarunner in Missoula, Montana. In 2011, he was a surprise first American to cross the line at UTMB, and in early 2012, he broke the course record at the Bighorn 100 before placing first at the Ultramarathon de los Andes — an 80K loop through the foothills of the Andes Mountains — later that same year. Mike stood atop the podium at the 2013 Moab Trail Marathon, and in 2014 he finished second at the Lavaredo Ultra Trail.

Off to an impressionve 2015 season already, Mike returned to the podium finish second behind course-record breaker Kilian Jornet.

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

Joined The North Face Athlete Team: 2011

Favorite recovery run/ recovery destination? The single track trails following rattlesnake creek in the Rattlesnake rec Area in Missoula.

When i'm not running, I train by... Ski Mountaineering, Mountain Athletics style workouts at the gym, jumping in cold mountain lakes and of course...baking. Never underestimate the power of kitchen fitness.

One nutrition tip for fellow runners: Keep it simple!