Scott Jurek


Scott's Nutrition Tip

"The key to quality nutrition is spending time on food preparation and cooking. Plan ahead. Make a grocery list so your kitchen is stocked with essentials. Check out the farmers markets in your area. Then get in the kitchen and experiment with new foods and ethnic cuisine!"


Scott Jurek is an American ultramarathoner, New York Times best-selling author of Eat & Run, and public speaker. Throughout his career he has been one of the most dominant ultramarathon runners in the world, winning many of the sport's most prestigious races multiple times, including the Hardrock Hundred, the Badwater Ultramarathon, the Spartathlon, and the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. In 2010, at the 24-Hour World Championships in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France, Scott won a silver medal behind Shingo Inoue and set a new U.S. record for distance run in 24 hours with 165.7 miles (an average pace of 8 minutes and 42 seconds per mile). On his own journey toward optimal health, Scott began transitioning to a vegetarian diet in 1997, while competing in several ultratrail races per year. In 1999, he adopted a vegan diet out of further health and environmental concerns. Scott continues to fuel his body on a completely vegan diet while competing in 10 to 12 ultramarathons per year. Learn more about Scott at