Episode 97: Chris Valenti

Chris joins us once more to talk about his recent ultra race, the Grand 2 Grand. Chris amazes us with his efforts, his racing, and his activism. Joins us as we talk to him about all of these things, the gear he prefers, how he sustains himself through this grueling race, and some stories from the road. Check out the gear he recommends in the tags also.

From the Grand 2 Grand website (www.g2gUltra.com):

Grand to Grand Ultra is the first and only self-supported stage footrace in America. However its uniqueness does not stop there. It is the first stage race to start from the awe-inspiring north rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, and finish on the summit of the Grand Staircase, one of the world’s most iconic geological formations. The course takes you through a high desert landscape of sand dunes, red rock canyons, buttes, mesas and hoodoos. You will navigate compelling slot canyons and experience the remotest part of continental America in the way of the earliest settlers, Navajo and Paiute Indian tribes. This is where Montezuma’s gold is still reputed to be buried. Observe nature up close in an environment rich in flora and wildlife – from unusual and threatened cacti to big horn sheep to the endangered California Condor, the largest bird in America.