Leadville // COLORADO
Residence: Leadville, CO
Sports: Trail Running, Ultramarathon, Sports Modeling, Global Expeditions
Richard Burgunder is an internationally acclaimed extreme athlete, adventurer, and mountaineer. In addition to completing 24 marathons/ultramarathons, Burgunder is a 2-time National Champion of USATF Ultra/Trail Running (men’s 20-29 age group), 2-time Top 10 Medalist at USATF Ultra/Trail Running National Championships, 2-time member of Team USA for the ITU Long Course Duathlon World Championships, 5-time Regional Champion of the XTERRA Trail Run Series, and 5-time elite invitational heat competitor at the Empire State Building Run-Up.
Burgunder represented the inaugural Team USA in the first leg of The Greatest Race on Earth (GROE) 2007-08 in Nairobi, and he qualified 14 times for the Boston Marathon and another 14 times for world championships in trail running, duathalons, stair climbing, and marathon team relays. In addition to summiting 7 of the highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Burgunder summited Japan’s Mt. Fuji, Colorado’s Long’s Peak and Pike’s Peak, and New Hampshire’s Mt. Washington. Burgunder’s motto is, “There are no limits,” and he applies this to everything he does.
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