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Scott  Jurek

Scott Jurek

Ultramarathon Champion

Scott Jurek

Ultramarathon Champion


Scott Jurek is a world-renowned ultramarathon champion and the former 24-hour American record holder (165.7 miles—6 1/2 marathons in one day) who trains and races on a plant-based diet. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Eat and Run: My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness and has prominently appeared in the bestsellers Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen and The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat-Loss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman. He has also been featured in The New York Times, CNN, USA Today, Time, The Wall Street Journal, and numerous other media.

Known and admired for his earth-conscious lifestyle, Jurek is also a highly sought-after motivational speaker, physical therapist, coach, chef, and monthly columnist for Competitor.com. He has delivered talks to numerous organizations, including Google, The Nature Conservancy, Microsoft, Starbucks, TEDMED, and The Entertainment Gathering. Scott Jurek has also spoken to a variety of domestic and international groups ranging from corporations, investors, and middle school students to nonprofit groups, medical professionals, and retired adventure seekers.

Speaker Videos

Scott Jurek at TEDMED

Speech Topics

Motivation & Goal Setting

Business Strategy & Competition

Health Promotion: Diet & Exercise

Books & Media


Eat & Run