Zach has been training for, and racing, ultras since 2010, having completed over 40 ultras ranging from road to track and trail to mountain. He has competed at three World 100k Championship Races, won three National Championships, and holds World and American Records. As a coach, he has trained a diverse set of athletes from around the world and he's especially known as a leading proponent of the Optimized Fat Metabolization (OFM) diet. He was also voted 4th= in the Ultra Runner of the Decade rankings in Ultrarunning Magazine.


Some examples of races that Zach has competed at, and can therefore help you train for with course-specific knowledge, are:


- 100 Mile (11:19) and 12 Hour (104.8 miles) World Record Holder

- Western States 100

- Comrades Marathon

- Ice Age 50 Mile

- JFK 50 Mile

- Lake Sonoma 50 Mile

- Javelina 100 (1st, 2016, former CR holder)

- Desert Solstice Track Invitational (setting American and World Records)

- Tunnel Hill 100 (12:08 CR and FKT for 100 miles on trails)

- American River 50



- USATF Certified Coach

- Online Coach since 2012

- Expertise in utilizing high fat fueling strategy 

- Teaching degree with five years experience

- High School and Middle School Track and Cross Country Coach for 5 years

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