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Stories of Luke Nelson: ultra runner, husband, father, and physician assistant

Photo Credit: Kelvin Trautman


I have an incredible talent for biting off more than I can chew, hence the current status of my life.


I am very fortunate to work very closely with companies that I fully support and believe in.


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About Me

My entire life I have been drawn to the mountains. Over the years I have found many different ways to enjoy wild places.  Trail running is the method that I have found the most appealing to me as a way to explore the world and to challenge my body.

I have an incredible talent for biting off more than I can chew, hence the current status of my life: Husband to a stunningly beautiful woman, Tanae; father to three amazing kids, Brynlee, Chloe, and Anders; Professional Trail and Ultramarathon runner, and a Physician Assistant. All of this rolls in to a complicated challenge of balancing all the aspects in my life while maintaining my sanity…but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

This site is a place where I intend on documenting my journey and the struggle it is of maintaining balance in a life that requires so much. I hope you enjoy your time here and if you would like to see or hear more, or something specific don’t hesitate to contact me.


My Adventures

Revisiting Hong Kong

In 2015 I went to Hong Kong. Actually, in 2015 I went to Hong Kong twice! In February I went to for a little less than a week to race the Sai Kung 50k Skyrunning race. I returned in October as part of the Mile for Mile media tour and had the chance to race another...

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New Year: New Goals and New Approach

The other day I received in email from Wordpress. It was titled, "Your Year in Review". I clicked on the link which took me to a very cool and graphic outline of how often I had posted, what I posted about and how it was received. On one hand it was exciting to see...

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Have you ever had the "trip of a lifetime" be offered to you? I have. The incredible thing is that this type of trip seems to come up a couple times a year. So what do you say when the opportunity to go to China to promote a film and run gets dropped in your lap?...

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