Legendary Mountain Runner
Growing up in rural Nebraska, Anton Krupicka developed a connection to wide-open spaces surrounding his family's Niobrara farm. Anton took to his feet to explore the trails lacing the landscape, leading to his first marathon at the age of 12. This was but the first step in what has become an illustrious career, leading Krupicka around the world and including two stops atop the Leadville 100 podium.
"Ever since I moved to Colorado in 2001, my running and climbing have been my most essential expression," says Tony. "My parents ingrained this in me at an early age, and it will always be a core aspect of my identity."
Krupicka's passion has progressed into some of the most grueling training imaginable and races on the planet – routes that would kill your average hiker and leave other trail runners in awe.
"I'm inspired by the mountains," says Krupicka. "I enjoy looking at a landscape and then integrating myself with it by moving quickly and efficiently over the terrain."
Krupicka is known for his long hair and beard as well as his minimalist approach. He often runs without a shirt and with very lightweight minimal running shoes. He ran his first marathon when he was twelve. During college and in his early 20s he often ran upwards of 200 miles a week. Krupicka is featured in the film Indulgence: 1000 Miles Under The Colorado Sky which chronicles his Summer 2007 training leading up to the Leadville Trail 100 and in the film 'In the High Country'.
Opportunities to see Anton Krupicka
Inspirational stories, films and top speakers from the world of mountain running with principle guest Anton Krupicka plus special guests Sarah Rowell, Robbie Britton, Natalie White and Damian Hall.