Miguel Heras, 2010 TNF EC Champion, Interview

An interview with Miguel Heras following his win at the 2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships.

By on December 10, 2010 | 50 comments

Miguel Heras surprised the American ultrarunning world when he won the 2010 The North Face Endurance Challenge Championships. Heras’s victory was much less of a surprise to European ultra fans. Miguel is a long-time endurance athlete who has successfully transitioned from adventure racing to trail running in recent years. Listen to our interview to learn a bit more about his background, what he’s been running, what he thinks about the globalization of trail running, and where you might see him next.

[Ps. This is our first attempt as a translated video interview. We kept both Miguel Heras’s Spanish and the translation provided by Eduard Martinell of TrailRunningSoul.com. Please let us know if you have suggestions for the format of future bilingual video interviews.]

Bryon Powell

Bryon Powell is the Editor-in-Chief of iRunFar. He’s been writing about trail running, ultrarunning, and running gear for 15 years. Aside from iRunFar, he’s authored the books Relentless Forward Progress: A Guide to Running Ultramarathons and Where the Road Ends: A Guide to Trail Running, been a contributing editor at Trail Runner magazine, written for publications including Outside, Sierra, and Running Times, and coached ultrarunners of all abilities. Based in Silverton, Colorado, Bryon is an avid trail runner and ultrarunner who competes in events from the Hardrock 100 Mile just out his front door to races long and short around the world, that is, when he’s not fly fishing or tending to his garden.