Eric Senseman is an ultrarunner, writer, journalist, philosopher, vegetarian, coffee enthusiast, and avid traveler originally hailing from St. Louis, MO and currently residing in Denver, CO. He began racing competitively on the cross-country and track teams at Texas Christian University while receiving his B.A. in philosophy. After receiving his M.A. in philosophy in December of 2013 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eric spent the next two years kick-starting a solar energy company, traveling over 80,000 miles through 32 states and 25 countries, writing for numerous websites and magazines, running around the globe, and racing competitively. He is now eager to race to his fullest potential in 2016 as a member of the Scott Running team.


Bounding down trails, leaping over rocks, floating along roads, sprinting to the finish, and racing and running around the globe with help from these great brands.


Parc national des Calanques

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If you were to visit or see pictures of the area slightly south and east of Marseille, France, which is now known as Parc national des Calanques, or Calanques National Park, you would very probably be more than a bit surprised to learn that the magnificent cliffs, mountains, trails, islands, and marine areas were granted national park status only recently: three years ago in April of 2012.

Crossover Athletes At The 2016 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials

Many of the best marathoners in the country will compete in the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials this Saturday, February 13th, but only six athletes—the top-three male and female finishers—will earn the right to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this August.

The Differences Between Ultras And Stage Races

Ultramarathons and stage races with sub-ultramarathon stages—think stages races like the 6-day TransRockies Run, which covers 120 miles—each have their own unique challenges.

Running Destinations in European Cities

Europe is a popular travel destination for many reasons: its rich history attracts historians; its grand cities marvel visitors with eclectic architecture and centuries-old facades; the diversity among its different countries and cities make Europe favorable to nearly everyone; its skiing, hiking and running trails, and breathtakingly beautiful mountains and landscapes, attract adventurers and outdoors persons from around the globe.

Speed, Gender, And Age: An Ultrarunning Comparison

The sport of ultrarunning is growing. There were roughly 80,000 ultrarunning finishes around the country in 2014, which marked a 15% increase in finishes as compared to 2013.

Hiking To Machu Picchu: A Half Step Into The Past

The Incan Empire consisted of hundreds of thousands of square miles of land; its population blossomed, on some estimates, to as many as 37 million people; its system of trails and roads are believed to be as extensive as 40,000 kilometers in length; and its agricultural, architectural, and engineering techniques and methods would be considered beyond impressive even today.
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  • Burning Matches

    Burning Matches

    Result: 4th, 6:34:34

    To run ultramarathons with success, you have to burn a lot of matches. I’m an ultrarunner, not an arsonist, but analogies can be useful and in this case, the analogy deals with fire. I’ve often thought of writing […]

  • New Sponsors

    New Sponsors

    I am partnered with three new sponsors in 2015 – Adidas, Nathan Sports, and New Belgium – all of which are a result of being added to the Adidas Ultra (adiUltra) Team. It was a great privilege to accept an […]

  • Where The Magic Happens

    Where The Magic Happens


    Bandera 100k Race Report

    Result: DNF

    The so-called “Big Stage” is where the magic happens.

    It’s where no-name athletes turn into heroes and where heroes turn into legends. Iconic match-ups and games become immortalized, mishaps become catastrophic, and victories become larger-than-life. Career-defining moments […]

  • Finding (some) Satisfaction

    Finding (some) Satisfaction

    2014 JFK 50 Mile Race Report
    Result: 6:01:30, 3rd, PR

    Competitors who demand improvement of themselves—who go to great lengths to perform at a higher level—often have a characteristic that is most likely both virtuous and vicious, benign and malignant: they are […]

  • Bouncing Back and Intolerable Things (Tussey Race Report)

    Bouncing Back and Intolerable Things (Tussey Race Report)




    Result: 2nd, 6:10:29

    As he did last year at the Rock N’ Roll USA Marathon and at TNFEC-DC 50 Mile, Michael Wardian again finished one spot ahead of me at the Tussey mOUnTaiNBACK 50 Mile this year. This time, however, he […]

  • Life Can Be Unfair

    Life Can Be Unfair

    Death is generally a terrible occurrence.

    Even if the end of one’s life results in the termination of significant suffering or severe discomfort, death is rarely, if ever, welcome. When an eighty year old man is administered a final dose of […]

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