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Zandy Mangold

· Chaski / USATF Certified Coach
· Academic All-American
· XC Captain at Connecticut College
· Photographer on every continent (including Antarctica x 2)

Personal Bests

· 16:05:00 for 100 miles
· 127 miles for a 24 hour race
· 2:58:46 marathon
· 10 x 100 mile finisher

Accomplishments

· Keys100 Champion
· Atacama Crossing Champion (seven days, self-supported, 250km)
· One Day At The Fair 24 hour race Champion, 127 miles
· Badwater 135, 14th OA

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Running the dream, any surface and distance!

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Zandy grew up amongst the roots and rocks of rural New Hampshire, but has lived in Brooklyn, NY since 2001. After graduating from Connecticut College where he earned Academic All-American honors in cross-country, he embarked on a career as a photojournalist, and it was actually a photography assignment for Racing The Planet that introduced him to ultrarunning.

Naive to the demands of an ultramarathon, Zandy finished in dead last place in his first ultra event - a 250km stage race in the Australian outback - but he learned key lessons and since that race went on win other ultra races, qualify for six Boston Marathons, but most importantly develop a sustainable approach to racing and training.

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Zandy looks to keep running the dream in 2021 at Western States, the Boston Marathon and other yet to be determined races and FKT attempts. He is also leading a trail running camp in Chamonix in August 2021 (www.trailsandroots.com).