Boulder // CO
Residence: Boulder, CO
Sports: Trail Running, Ultramarathon, Sports Modeling, Global Expeditions
Richard Burgunder is a professional extreme athlete, with a prolific athletic career which has earned him numerous wins, records, and firsts on some of the most grueling and prestigious races in the world. He is a 24x Marathon/Ultramarathon Finisher, a 14x Boston Marathon Qualifier, a 13x World Championship Qualifier, a 10x World Championship participant, a 5X XTERRA Trail Run Series Regional Champion, a 5X Empire State Building Run–‐Up elite invitee and finisher, a 3X U.S. National Team member, a 2x Top 10 Medalist at USA Ultra/Trail Running National Championships, and the only runner in XTERRA Trail Run Series history to earn titles in four different regions sports lifestyle, Rich constantly pushes his personal limits. Through perseverance, Rich has earned multiple prestigious honors such as being named two–‐time PowerBar Athlete of the Week, selected as the first athlete to the XTERRA Trail Run (XTR) Ambassador Program, selected to the Team Compex Athlete Spotlight for October 2010, has appeared on the CBS Early Show in NYC for the 2011 NYRR Empire State Building Run–‐Up, selected to the PowerBar Field Marketing Associate (FMA) Spotlight for April 2012, and was a featured speaker at the 2012 XTERRA Trail Run Nationals in Ogden, UT. Recently, Richard was named one of the top rising stars in sports business in 2013 by Sports Networker. Rich holds a BA in Economics from Penn State University and is pursuing status as a Stanford Certified management certificate program.