• RRCA Certified Running Coach (Level 1)
  • UESCA Certified Ultrarunning Coach
Alex Carlson Ultrarunning Coach at the Leadville 100

Alex grew up playing team sports and never had much interest in endurance sports. However, that all changed when he started running to stay healthy after graduating from school in 2011. It wasn’t long until short runs to stay healthy started getting longer and before he knew it he was training for his first marathon. Shortly after running the Chicago Marathon in 2013, Alex moved to Denver, Colorado where he started racing triathlons, but it was the proximity to the mountains that allowed Alex to find his true passion in trail and ultra running. After finishing Ironman Lake Placid, Alex entered the Leadville 100 lottery and surprisingly got in on his first attempt.

Once he found out he was going to be running Leadville the following summer, Alex taught himself the ins and outs of training for and completing ultramarathons. That spring he completed multiple 50K’s, his first 50 miler and culminated the summer with a finish at the Leadville Trail 100.

Alex Carlson Ultrarunning Coach at the Leadville 100

Since his first 50K, Alex has ran dozens of ultras, including racing five 100 mile races: Leadville 100 (2x), San Diego 100, Bear 100, and Bighorn 100. He also has experience running numerous other trail races, including the Black Canyon 100K, Behind the Rocks 50K, Silver Rush 50 Run, Ouray 50 miler, Quad Rock 25 miler and the Leadville Trail Marathon, among others.

Alex is a UESCA certified ultrarunning coach and an RRCA certified running coach (Level 1). He is the head running coach of a local running club in the Denver area and specializes in working with runners who are new to running ultra distances or looking to move up in distances.

Alex Carlson Ultrarunning Coach

While not out on the trails around Colorado, Alex can often be found spending time with his wife and daughter, watching his favorite sports teams, including his beloved TCU Horned Frogs, or researching what races he will be signing up for next.

Alex Carlson Ultrarunning Coach

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