Leadville // COLORADO
Residence: Leadville, CO
Sports: Trail Running, Ultramarathon, Sports Modeling, Global Expeditions
Richard Burgunder is a multi-sponsored and world record-holding 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, 14x Boston Marathon Qualifier, 14x World Championship Qualifier, 10x World Championship Participant, 5x Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series Regional Champion and the only runner in Paul Mitchell XTERRA Trail Run Series history to earn titles in four different regions, 5x Empire State Building Run-Up Elite Invitational Heat Competitor, 3x U.S. National Team Member, and 2x Top 10 Medalist at USA Ultra/Trail Running National Championships. Rich has also actively participated as a member of Team USA for Standard Chartered Bank’s Greatest Race on Earth in Nairobi, Kenya, and a two-time qualifying member of Team USA for the International Triathlon Union (ITU) Long Course Duathlon World Championships in Barcis, Italy and Fredercia, Denmark, respectively.
As a widely recognized athlete ambassador, Rich has represented over 20 international organizations and three USA National Teams. As a world-class adventurer, Rich has climbed six of the top ten highest peaks in the contiguous United States, Mt. Fuji, and several other prominent peaks throughout North America.
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Rich’s personal motto is, “There are no limits,” and he applies that standard to everything he does.