Mr. Goodyear's Neighborhood - Chad Weller, Ultrarunner, Vegan, Coach

Chad Weller - Ultrarunner. 

Chad Weller fell in love with Ogden last fall when he traveled to our little world to compete in the North Face Endurance Challenge 50 miler in Park City.  Chad also travels across the country to promote the good work Prevent Child Abuse America does for families and kids.  It was the Utah chapter who introduced The Banyan Collective to Chad Weller.

Chad is a professional trail runner, ultra distance, a former model (although he’s still a hunk) and ambassador for LuLuLemon Athletica.  This time Chad is in O-town to take on The Bear 100 Mile Endurance run which runs from Logan to the Idaho side of Bear Lake.  We weren’t able to get Chad on the mic the first time around, but we got him this time!  Chad is an amazing guy.  He’s lives and trains in Miami but he crushes mountain courses like the Leadville 50 mile Silver Rush in Colorado.  He does it on a strict vegan diet too…how does he do it? 

In this very engaging interview, Chad answers all our vegan diet questions, covers a little football and basketball, gives us a run-down on his humanitarian and coaching work and proclaims himself single to any interested ladies.  Chad also runs with Miami Heat head coach, Erik Spoelstra, so we think a little Jazz vs. Heat head coach 5K showdown for charity is in order. 

It was a fun interview, our first on Historic 25th Street in Ogden. Thank you to Mountain Real Estate Co., for hosting this podcast!

Good luck at The Bear, Chad!  We’ll see you in Idaho.  

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R. Brandon Long, Chad Weller, and John Wojciechowski

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