Ian & Emily Torrence: Faces of Endurance

Ian Torrence is well known in the trail and ultrarunning community having now finished more than 200 ultras, 27 of which were 100-mile races. In all, Ian has won 53 ultramarathons. Some of his wins include the Massanutten Mountain Trails 100 Mile Run twice and the Superior Trail 100 Mile Run. He’s a two-time, top-ten finisher at the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. He’s finished the JFK 50 Mile Run 22 times, placing as high as second twice. He was part of a four-person team that won and set a course record at the Oxfam Hong Kong Trailwalker 100K in 2001. In 2002, he completed the Grand Slam of Ultramarathons by finishing Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run, Vermont 100 Mile, Leadville Trail 100 Mile, and the Wasatch Front 100 Mile in a single summer.

Ian spends time on the roads as well. He’s finished more than 25 marathons and has run a 2:42 PR for the distance.

Ian gives back to the trail community by serving as an Arizona Trail steward and race directing Flagstaff’s only 100-mile running event — the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line 100 Mile, 55K and Relays.

Ian currently serves as the national restoration director at the American Conservation Experience.



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Emily Harrison Torrence is a three-time high school state champion in cross country and track. She went on to be a three-time All American at the University of Virginia in cross country and track. After college graduation, she joined adidas-McMillan Elite in Flagstaff and ran her marathon PR, 2:32:55, at the 2011 Twin Cities Marathon. She’s since competed in two U.S. Olympic Team Marathon Trials.

In 2012, Emily entered her first ultramarathon and placed second in the prestigious JFK 50 Mile (6:17) – she’s since won the race twice. She holds the course record at Moab’s Red Hot 55K (4:24). Emily was selected for the 2013 100K World Team and placed 7th female (26th overall) at the 2013 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. She holds the second fastest North American Road 50K time of 3:15 and followed that up with a 50k World Championship win in Qatar.

Emily also serves as an Arizona Trail steward and the assistant race director for the Flagstaff to Grand Canyon Stagecoach Line events. 



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